Many people love eggnog -- with or without alcohol -- at this time of year. Others prefer a creamy liquid such as Bailey's. Me? I like this ...

Moon shot

And, it can be from Justerini & Brooks, Glenlivet, Johnny Walker or Chivas -- I like 'em all, with a touch of water.

This time of year we get a lot of commercials from adult beverage firms that advertise only in November and December. I like their commercials. They may me feel toasty.

Now, our buddy Steve Thompson -- who is celebrating a birthday today -- hopefully safely has sent in this ode to vodka. Read on and enjoy.

Vodka Christmas Cake...

A holiday MUST!!


(Made mine this morning, btw!!!).....

1 cup sugar,
1 tsp baking powder,
1 cup water,
1 tsp salt,
1 cup brown sugar,
lemon juice,
4 large eggs,
1 bottle of Vodka
..and 2 cups of dried fruit.

 Sample a cup of Vodka to check quality.

Take a large bowl, check the Vodka again to be sure it is the highest quality, then repeat.
Turn on the electric mixer.
Beat 1 cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add 1 tsp of sugar.
Beat again.
At this point, it is best to make sure the Vodka is still OK.
           Try another cup just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eegs and add to bowl and chuck in the dried fruit. Pick up the fruit off the floor, wash it and put it in bowl a piece at a time trying to count it. Mix on the turner.

If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Vodka to test for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.

Check the Vodka. Now shit shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spon of sugar Or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the Vodka and wipe the counter with the cat.