The Druncle

Look, holidays are hard. We put a lot of stress on ourselves to try to make them as memorable and fantastic as we can. Add to this we have a penchant to always try and outdo ourselves each year, and we find ourselves stressing over whether or not these chestnuts are REALLY fresh enough for our stuffing. It’s no wonder we end up gobbling melatonin to try to fall into fitful sleep dreaming of turkeys falling from the sky (for those born after 1980 let me get you up to speed).

Anywho, to add to all of this, there is another constant that compounds our stress, it is…Family. Oh yeah I love my family, I know most likely you love your family too. However, extended family can be a drain on us, particularly, the Dreaded Druncle. I got em you got em, and if you live long enough you may become one. The Druncle stares a little too long, has opinions that don’t align with anyone else’s but himself, but he swears he’s 100% spot on, and he enjoys his spirits, or, more importantly your spirits a little too much.

We, at CC like to fight fire with fire, and sometimes you might need to settle the beast with a libation that reminds him of a simpler, more elegant holiday. After a couple of these and a turkey sandwich, maybe the druncle will settle in a chair and the only sound you hear is content grunts and maybe a snore or two. Keep the druncle in your arsenal, and maybe have one for yourself.

The Druncle


  • 1 1/2 ounce Tito’s vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 4 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. Club Soda
  • Cinnamon stick and orange peel for garnish

What you do with them:

  • Mix Vodka, Cointreau, and cranberry juice. Shake until well chilled.
  • Pour into a martini glass (cause you and I? We classy like that)
  • Top off with club soda, and garnish with the cinnamon stick and orange peel.
  • Serve

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