Welcome to my Blogiversary!  Enter if you dare!  Because the theme of this party is The Devil!  I’ve even dressed up for the occasion. 

We’re about to get things started.  But first, allow me to introduce you to our eponymous cocktail du jour – The Devil! 

The Devil2When I was younger I longed to be the kind of person who had HollyGolightlyesqe parties where glamorous women smoked cigarettes from ridiculously long cigarette holders,  people danced in crowded rooms and a drunk invariably wore a lampshade on his head.

People at these parties seemed to get drunk incredibly quickly and I had been wondering what it was that, seemingly in a matter of minutes could turn you from this:

To This:

Now I think  I know.  It’s this:

The Devil3Beware! The Devil is Potent!  Delicious but it’s got a kick like a kangaroo!  And totally perfect to kick off my devilishly themed 4th birthday celebrations! 

TheDevil5Even better, it’s hellishly simple to make.  Just three ingredients and you’re done!  The original recipe calls for a splash of  lemon juice and a lemon garnish.  I had some kumquats left over from last week’s canapés so I used them instead.

The Devil
A simple, delicious but highly potent cocktail. Enjoy but beware...the devil's voice is sweet to hear. Drink this one wisely!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 part Tawny Port
  2. 3/4 part Dry Vermouth
  3. Ice cubes
  4. Dash of lemon or kumquat juice
  5. Lemon twist or kumquat slice to garnish
Instructions
  1. Chill your cocktail glass in the freezer.
  2. Add the ice cubes to a glass and stir in the port, the vermouth and the lemon (kumquat) juice.
  3. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon or a kumquat slice.
  5. Enjoy!
Adapted from Drinks Mixer
Adapted from Drinks Mixer
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 Just remember to go easy – I think where The Devil is concerned, we need to heed the words of Dorothy Parker. 

“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
after four I’m under my host.”

On a non-birthday note, many thanks to both Donna and Yinzerella for letting me know the comments aren’t working. The WordPress support team of people a lot smarter than me are working to help me fix it!  Until it’s fixed, please feel free to comment via Facebook or Twitter!

Have a great week!  I”ll be preparing us some devillish appetizers!

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