Christmas in Chicago with my family, boyfriend and dog. We will all need to keep warm, so “How is Adam Getting His Drink On?” will be “DRINK DECEMBER!” until the New Year. Here’s the shots in the arm we’ll be drinking. Join us?

“Hanukkah Sparklers”


One package berry blue Jell-O

3/4 cup water

3/4 cup champagne

1/4 cup vodka

1/4 cup Blue Curacao

Little Cups


Boil the water. Mix in the Jell-O packet and stir those two things ’til they’re one thing. Let that cool for 5 minutes. Once it’s had time to think about what it’s done, mix in the champagne, vodka and curacao. Stir until it’s all one thing. Pour the mix into the little cups, and fridge it for 2-4 hours, or until it’s…you know…Jell-O. Now, you’re ready to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and ruminate on how John LeCarre changed the modern spy novel.

You can find more drinks like these in the book “HOLIDAY SHOTS” by Cider Mill Press.

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Adam Sass

ADAM SASS is a journalist and copy editor for Mediaplanet, which prints in USA Today. His short story appeared in the anthology STARLING SCI-FI: NEW TALES OF THE BEYOND and was nominated for Best Science Fiction Story by Writer’s Digest. He lives in New York City with his husband and two dachshunds.

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