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The Christmas Snift: I’ll Drink To That!

qr-christmasSeasons eatings!

All of the old-fashioned giving this time of year is making me thirsty. I just made a donation in your name to The Human Fund and now I’m exhausted. It must be time for Festivus, especially the hip flask. Sometimes I celebrate a night early.

I’m in the spirit for some holiday cheer so me and my good buddy, the Ghost of Christmas Past, hit the town to chaser down some of the festive offerings. Let’s see what’s out there.

Beware of fast food outfits bearing gifts. Who knew that Sugar, Sugar was a Christmas song?

Note: These drinks may or may not exist in the past, present or future. Some may only be figments of my imagination. Some may be right down the street. Either way, drink responsibly!

McDonald’s: Eggnog Shake
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Boozy

This baby hits your stomach like a ton of bricks where it promptly builds an impermeable wall. The Ghost of Christmas Future tells me you’ll definitely be shovin’ it. Just you wait.

Officially there’s no alcohol in this delectable icy blast of self-loathing, but we know how to fix that. Challenge accepted. My sommelier suggests a pairing of brandy, rum or bourbon. It’s only McDonald’s, though, so maybe a snort of Thunderbird or Maddog 20/20 will suffice. Mmm, you deserve a slake today.

Bonus: McCafé Peppermint Hot Chocolate with 410 calories and 17 grams of fat per large serving. “That’s only 60 calories less than a 10-piece portion of Chicken McNuggets.”

happy-non-denominational-holidaysDunkin’ Donuts: Peppermint Mocha Latte

Seriously. Is there anything that isn’t improved by squirting some peppermint in, on or under it? Peppermint = Christmas. Christmas = Peppermint.

This baby weighs in at 470 calories per large serving. I’m told that’s about the same as “13 glazed cocoa Munchkins.” Whatever the hell those are.

Jack in the Box: Eggnog Ice Cream Shake

If, like me, you believe that nothing says Christmas like a restaurant that once blew up a clown, you’re in for a real treat. A 24-ounce size includes 1,135 calories and 37 grams of saturated fat. O Holy Night! Come on!

For the holidays they also offer a Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Shake. What?! No Two-Taco Ice Cream Shake for 99 cents? You’re slippin’, Jack.

securlar-greetingsSonic Drive-In: Pumpkin Pie Shake

I’m told that some people actually eat here. If grandma forgot to serve pumpkin pie on Thankgiving be advised that hope still lives. There’s still a chance to get your pumpkin fix. I grow bored with reporting calories. Perhaps I’ll stop. After this one. 1,040 per 20-ounce serving.

Also, on my Christmas list, is the bestselling book, What Is A Serving Size, Virginia? Sorry, Yankees. This book isn’t for sale in the United States. Ho, ho, ho!

Chick-fil-A: Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shake

I would guess this must have chicken as a secret ingredient? I couldn’t actually bring myself to look. Or maybe it just helps you don your gay apparel?

Starbucks: Lifetime Achievement Award

I tried to figure out how many seasonally-themed beverages the sexy Siren of Coffee Consumption offers, but I can’t can’t count that high. They include, but are not limited to: Eggnog Latte with “options” like peppermint mocha latte, gingerbread latte, salted caramel mocha, pumpkin spice latte and my head stuck in a salted pumpkin rubbed with peppermint oils. And that’s just on the public menu. If you download the app you get access to super-secret members-only privileges.

flying-holidaysJamba Juice: Pumpkin Smash Smoothie

Hmm. Let me taste this.

smack, smack, smack

I’m detecting subtle notes of pumpkin. Perhaps aged in a barrel? And is that a playful hint of wheat germ kicker? (Remember to give the gift of glutens!) I’m starting to pick up on a theme. Pumpkin much?

Sometimes a word like “smash” denotes the presence of alcohol. Sadly, not so much in this case.


See what lengths I’m willing to go to satisfy my reader’s appetites? I now literally have pumpkin and peppermint coursing through my veins. Where the hell is the fudge mocha? The fruitcake cheesecake? The deep fried divinity? Cranberry burgers? Mistletoe Sierra Mist? I only wish I knew.

They can only be so festive, I guess. God bless our tummies, every one!

Rum balls!

Want to play the Nudge Wink Report Drinking Game? Use the comments section below to tell us about other festive holiday drinks you’ve found or come back after Christmas and tell us how much weight you gained? There are two ways to play!



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8 thoughts on “The Christmas Snift: I’ll Drink To That!

  1. Reblogged this on Shouts from the Abyss and commented:

    Over the river and through the woods to the Nudge Wink Report where you’ll find my thoughts on festive holiday beverages. Was I naughty or nice? You make the call! Either way it’s still my gift to you. Don’t look so disappointed.


  2. I don’t think I can look at a regular cup of coffee in the same way ever again. Something will always be missing if it’s not loaded up with sugar, chocolate and all things artificial. Good one, Shouts! You’ve put me right into the Christmas spirit. Which after drinking all these…hopefully it’s close to a toilet. *grin*

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    1. I strongly considered adding some seasonally-themed cocktails to this post (to add heft the the alcohol stuff) but I got tired of writing.

      The only idea I had on the table was Santa’s Slippery Nipple which is, of course, equal parts of Sambuca, Irish cream, peppermint, pumpkin, spice and mistletoe juice (hemlock can be substituted in a pinch).


      P.S. The restroom is currently out of commission. I accidentally broke it after consuming an entire fifth of gin in one sitting.


  3. Reblogged this on Blogdramedy and commented:

    This week on The Nudge Wink Report, Tom delves into the intricacies of seasonal beverages. I think he got lost. Check out his tale of Christmas spirit tonsil tantalizing over at NWR. Good one, Shouts!


  4. Christmas means one thing to me: Going to the liquor store and buying a bunch of stuff I don’t buy normally, and a bunch of stuff I do buy regularly. If the bill isn’t over $200, I go back and put stuff in my cart until it is. That’s right, I use a freaking shopping cart at the liquor store! One holiday item is Bailey’s Irish Cream, which may or may not contain cream, and may or may not be Irish. I also grab a bottle of biscotti liquer, under the pretense that it will sooth my wife’s sore throat, even if she doesn’t have a sore throat. Once equipped with these supplies, every vacation-morning cup of joe becomes a special chance to play mad (alcoholic) scientist. Ho Ho Urrrpp!


  5. I’m a sucker for the hot Caramel Apple Spice (Apple Cider) at Starbucks. But my favourite Christmas beverage is made at home: Chai Alexander
    1 oz Brandy
    1/2 oz Voyant Chai Liquer
    1/2 oz Dark Creme De Cacao
    1 oz milk or cream
    Shake in a cocktail shaker until frothy & strain into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg.
    You will thank me.

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