It’s MEA weekend here in Minnesota. It’s a fall break for the kid’s and frequently those days are dedicated for the teachers to have workshops or training. My kid’s only had school this week on Monday and Tuesday. It’s awkward how long this break is seeming to last. It’s only Saturday and I’m wishing it was Monday again. I like having my kids at school. They (and we) do better when they are on their schedules. Routine is key in our house so having this many days off kinda throws everyone off.
Maybe next year I will be a little more on top of things and have a Minnesota Staycation planned for us. MEA break snuck up on me this year and I wasn’t in the mood to try to get something planned last minute. I love Duluth and this time of year with the fall colors I’m sure it would be a great little get-away for us. I haven’t been up to Duluth since last July for the Tall Ships Festival. Like I said, maybe next year. (Mental note: look into MEA break for next October and put it on my calendar).
I’ve been on a kick of trying new cocktails lately. I bought the caramel vodka the other week and paired it with apple cider to make Spiked Caramel Apple Cider. I’m already scheming on how I can continue to use these new alcohols in other ways. I’m thinking a coffee with the white chocolate liquor would be scrumptious. (That might be a drink I make and post next week!) I’m also thinking that the caramel vodka would be quite decent in Coke. I’ll let you know how those adventures turn out.
White Chocolate Caramel Martini
1 shot Caramel Vodka
2 shots White Chocolate liquor
3 shots milk
optional caramel to drizzle inside of glass.
Place all liquid ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for a couple seconds and pour into a (martini) glass with a caramel drizzle. Enjoy!
*You can opt for the cutesy caramel drizzle on the inside of your glass if you want to be fancy. I had the caramel already from some cheesecake. The caramel drizzle will not make or break your drink. If you don’t want to buy a container of caramel, skip it.
*You can also substitute the milk for heavy cream or any other non-dairy milk. I think this would be good with coconut milk as it would add an extra flavor to the drink, making it a White Chocolate Caramel Coconut Martini. YUM!