If you haven’t figured this out yet, I love a good pun. Or a bad pun. All puns, really.
Alright, back to the real reason for this post. You might have heard something about the Northern Lights being visible in Connecticut today and tomorrow, Jan. 9 and 10.
I started wondering what I would serve at a Northern Lights party (mainly so I could use that pun). And then I started thinking about what kind of drinks I’d serve. Because if you’re going to have a themed party, the beer and wine needs to coincide!
I searched online and found some pretty perfect drinks to serve at a Northern Lights party. I admit that I haven’t had firsthand experience with these — if you have, let me know how these are!
(Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn, via flickr creative commons)
Can’t have a Northern Lights-themed party without it! This beer is an IPA with 6.5 % ABV.
Well, check out the ABV on this! 14.9 %!
This is a semi-sweet white wine made in Wisconsin. Can we get it in Connecticut? No. But we can order it online!
Bet you’re hungry too, right?
Since you can’t starve at our virtual Northern Lights viewing party, here’s some menu ideas!
- Cheddar stars (Listed under kids’ recipes, but every adult I know would geek out over these!)
- Chicken and stars soup
- Sugar cookies cut out like stars
- Moon pies
Lastly, this cocktail is aptly named Aurora Borealis and I have to wonder if it’s as awesome as it looks! I’m pretty sure the cocktails doesn’t actually come with galaxies…
I heard it’s the tonic water that makes it glow under a blacklight. So now I have a new goal — to try and make this drink. Oh, and buy a black light.