Apparently, I need to get out more.

Call me old fashioned, but when I want to enjoy an adult beverage, I generally prefer to keep things simple. Well, that could easily apply to almost anything. I don’t like flavored coffee. I don’t live mixed fruit juices. I like straight ahead flavors in my drinks, which is why I probably always stop at beer.

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

On the other hand, I can absolutely appreciate people who need to mix things up. Literally, even. Like holiday drinks. Maybe the old standby beverages need a break. And, I don’t believe anybody puts much rum in eggnog these days. Nobody wants a pure dairy and sugar hangover.

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The Poinsettia Cocktail sounds tasty enough.

However, one website put their holiday drinks where their mouths are, and determined each states favorite holiday drink. Lo and behold, it was one I’d never heard of in my life. It’s called the Poinsettia cocktail. It’s champagne, orange liqueur, and cranberry juice, according to

Boozy Holiday Cranberry Champagne Poinsettia Cocktail
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It actually doesn’t sound terrible. I can appreciate all the flavors and how they’d work together, but seriously… Have you ever heard of it before now? Do Mainers really drink these, or is the data just snow-jobbing us? Maybe it's a millennial/Gen Z thing I'm not used to. Stranger things have happened...

This could also just be a clear indication that either A) I don’t get invited to enough holiday parties, or B) I’m over the hill and this is what all the young kids are drinking. Sadly, it’s probably a combination of the two. Nah… I’m probably just old.

Since I've clearly gone out of style in almost every way, none of this should be a shocker.

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