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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE-

November 5th, 2011 • by admin

SAFETY FOR THE HOLIDAYS GIFTS

 
 
 
 Amidst the holiday excitement, emergency preparedness may be the last thing on our minds, but every home should be prepared with emergency safety kits this winter.
 
 
Co-licensed with the American Red Cross, the TurboDyne series from Etón Corporation (http://www.etoncorp.com/) is a new line of emergency preparedness tech products that provides a user-friendly design and advanced features. 
Blending technology with sustainable, industrial design consisting of expressive details, bold forms, and high contrast colors, the TurboDyne series merits everyday use in addition to emergency situations.Road Torq – self-powered spotlight and emergency beacon designed to help during a roadside emergency; features a retractable, reflective tripod, enabling the device to be used as a spotlight, or stood upright to be a steady or flashing beacon for passing motorists. In addition, the LED is on a folding hinge, allowing the beam to face upright for under-car visibility or sideways to shine on tires.

The Axis and The Rover – safety radios with a much more efficient hand turbine – just one-minute of cranking yields 15 minutes of LED light and/or radio use. In addition to providing a radio signal, the radios in the TurboDyne series also provide an LED light source, clock, and the ability to charge a cell phone via USB.

The perfect holiday gifts for home and vehicles to ensure you’re safe as you celebrate at home or travel for the holiday, the series is available at Brookstone for $40 – $70, depending on item.
  


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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE- SPIRITS (Continued)

 

VAN GOGH IMPORTS

Cozy up this winter and indulge with Van Gogh Import's decadent holiday cocktails! These luscious cocktails, made with the finest spirits, will cheer you up even on the coldest of winter days.  For those who are more traditional in their imbibing choice, Van Gogh Import's Sambuca Molinari and Limoncello are two delectable Italian digestivos that always go down smoothly after a hearty winter meal.

 

CANDY CANE LANE

1 oz White creame de menthe

1/2 oz Peppermint schnapps

Cream

Splash of Grenadine

Peppermint candy for garnish

Add a dash of grenadine into the bottom of a chilled martini glass and set aside.  Pour the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into the glass with grenadine to create a swirl effect.  Garnish with peppermint candy.

The Candy Cane Lane, a perfect cocktail for holiday entertaining, combines Van Gogh BLUE with Peppermint schnapps, Grenadine, and White creame de menthe to create a visually stunning and flavorful drink.  Warm up the soul with the Hot Caramel Buttered Rum, an intoxicating mix of Ron Abuelo A'ejo, Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka, and enticing spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves. The Pomchi Smash is a more refreshing cocktail combining Ron Abuelo A'ejo with fresh fruit and mint to make a vibrant red drink suitable for any time of the year!  

With Van Gogh Imports holiday cocktails, Sambuca Molinari and Limoncello, one can indulge in easy yet sophisticated winter drinks and Italian digestivos perfect for any occasion.

 

HOT CARAMEL BUTTERED RUM
3 oz Ron Abuelo A'ejo

1/4 stick Unsalted Butter, softened

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

2 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Cinnamon Stick

Combine all ingredients (excluding rum and vodka) into a hot drinking cup or mug.  Mix together with a spoon then add Ron Abuelo A'ejo and Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka.  Pour in hot water (1 cup or more to personal taste) and stir vigorously until the mixture has dissolved.  Garnish with cinnamon stick.

 

POMCHI SMASH          
1-1/2 oz. Ron Abuelo A'ejo
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
10 fresh Raspberries
5 Mint Leaves
Dash Angostura Bitters
Ginger Ale
Muddle raspberry with the mint. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake hard and strain into a highball glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with raspberry and mint.

 

Dutch Root Beer Float   Low-Cal!

2 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka

1 scoop fat-free vanilla ice cream

6 oz. chilled diet root beer

Add the vodka directly to a tall glass, then top with root beer, and lastly the ice cream (add slowly, as it has a tendency to overflow).  Garnish with a long straw and enjoy!

 

 

Berry Dream Low-Cal!

2 oz. Van Gogh A'ai-Blueberry Vodka

1 scoop sugar-free raspberry sorbet

1 tsp. coconut cream

3 oz. skim milk

Add to blender and blend.  Pour into hurricane or tall glass.  Garnish with coconut flakes and fresh seasonal berries.

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SPICED CARAMEL APPLE

2 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur

1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka

2-1/2 oz Apple cider

1 dash lemon juice

Rim martini glass with agave syrup and crumbled gingersnap cookies at set aside.  Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into martini glass.

(www.vangoghvodka.com)