childhood

Merry Christmas: Rum-rose as a requiem for daring to dream big

 

I love this time of the year.  I love dancing and singing to sweetly sweet songs. Growing up, Christmas was a bit hard. However, now with my son, Christmas is just divine.  I want to freeze in place his wonderful smile, cheery disposition and wondrous belief in Santa Claus.  My son has been playing songs for me all week. Well, really, the last month. My son just discovered an odd version of Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is You song.   His nine-year old brain loves the song cover that says “All I want for Christmas is Loot“.   It is a hoot. Oh, how I love this dear son of mine.

 

This week my son has been living it up as my sister and her daughters came to live with us from Puerto Rico.  He now feels likes he has two sisters; one of them being a non-stop playmate. I give it two weeks before they start fighting like true siblings.   But his wish had been to have siblings and now he, essentially, has that.  He is so happy that it is quite contagious.

 

We went out one lunch to celebrate my sister’s birthday and Los Angeles arrival. On the menu, there was a very odd cocktail drink. A rum-rose avocado drink.

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I am not a big fan of avocados. Since being in California, I have come to tolerate them. You know the old saying “when in Rome”.   But the thought of pureed avocado with Rum (my favorite liquor) was a bit too icky and intriguing to pass up completely.   Even the waitress sounded a bit on the dubious side when explaining the drink to us.  It is not for the faint of heart.

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Well, we ordered a standard cucumber mojito as well as this rum-rose avocado drink.  I am glad I had the mojito with which to wash down the avocado drink. However, I am also glad that we ordered it and tried it. To me, it served as a requiem to adventure and daring to dream big.   It wasn’t my favortite drink by a long shot. But I wouldn’t have known that if we hadn’t ordered it. I do know what I like in life, at this point in time. But it doesn’t mean I can’t like new things and dislike new things.  Thus, this holiday season one Christmas gift to myself was this most interesting drink that I will probably never order again.   But I have a cool drink story and photos to share at my next party.   That alone, has to be worth something.

 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day, night and life.   Feliz Navidad!

 

PS. Here is one avocado rum cocktail recipe. Mix and bland the following:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces gold rum
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1/4 medium-ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 ounce half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

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