Who’s Excited for the Winter Olympics?

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I don’t know about you, but I am EXCITED for the kickoff of the kickoff of the 2014 Winter Olymics in Sochi. I love the Olympics, and I can’t wait to watch skiing, and skating until my heart’s content. They are just about 3 weeks away, which is perfect timing to plan an Olympic-watching theme party. Since they’re in Russia this year, there should obviously be caviar, black bread, borscht, and maybe an ice luge to drink vodka out of. Or if your apartment doesn’t allow the space for that, try these Olympic themed cocktail recipes:

Vanilla Winter White Russian: (a drink and dessert in one!)
2 oz. vanilla flavored vodka
2 oz. Kahlua coffee-flavored liqueur
2 oz. Irish cream liqueur
2 small scoops vanilla ice cream
5 oz. half-n-half

In a pitcher, pour the vodka, Kahlua, Irish cream, and half-n-half, and stir.
Place a small scoop of ice cream in the bottom of each highball glass and then pour the mixture over the top. Makes 2.

Russian Martini
2 oz. vodka
2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. white chocolate liquer

Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

The Olympic
1 1/2 oz. brandy
1/4 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz. orange juice
Dash of lemon juice

Shaken over ice and serve in a cocktail glass

And if you’re going for host of the year, send everyone home with gold medal party favors you can make with those little gold coin chocolates.

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