From the yum of rum-spiked drinks, to the joys of saying “thank you/love you” with a gift, December is a month that has a flavor, and joyful buzz all of its own. It’s also one where - ahem - certain indulgences are permitted… Let’s check ‘em!
In the spirit of eat, drink, be merry, and for drink, our seasonal beverage is the thick and creamy and very coconutty Coquito – a version of eggnog (sans egg) that’s coconut. A great hostess gift.
What you’ll need:
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 can cream of coconut
- 2 cans evaporated milk
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup white rum
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon + extra sprinkle for serving
Here’s how to make coquito:
- In a blender, add evaporated milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, rum, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Blend on high until mixture is well combined, 1-2 minutes.
- Decant into a glass bottle or mason jar and chill in the refrigerator until cold.
- To serve, shake the chilled mixture to blend and pour into a glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
Rest. OK. It doesn’t sound much like an indulgence, but when you’ve been dashing around like Dasher and Prancer, rest is the best way to stay feeling your best. Maybe that means a quick 40 winks before a party. Or crashing a bit longer in bed. Or resting your stress levels with a quick meditation. But the best rest of course, comes when you do a Cinderfella and get home from the party in time to change into your Sir Cadian Sleepwear and have a good night’s sleep!
This indulgence is about “self”. About doing something good for yourself. Like wearing pj’s. Yes, we’re biased, but wearing pajamas is a healthy habit that pays dividends in comfort and a more restful night’s sleep. Particularly if they have the smooth, breathable, performance of Sir Cadians. Also your S.O. will start to give you nods (and winks) of approval….So indulge.
Indulge in the spirit of the times. And we don’t mean gin or bourbon. But that lightness of spirit that arrives with the twinkling lights of our porches, balconies and trees. But of course, the real celebration of light comes at the December 21 Solstice when we celebrate the shortest day of the year - and the official beginning of Winter. A time when lighting a candle, lighting a yule log, decorating a tree, and gifting something small but significant from nature* is all part of the celebratory tradition.
*Plant-based soaps or candles, packets of wildflower seeds, a homemade evergreen wreath...And, of course, our Sir Cadian sleepwear is also derived from plants and nature. A good choice to wear during the longest night of the year!
You can’t smell it. Eat or drink it. Or put it on. In fact you can’t even buy it... Yet it's still something we can all enjoy and indulge in... What is it? (Answer below)
*Happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the New Year.
Eat, Sleep, & Be Festively Joyous
(See you in 2022!)
Co-founders of Sir Cadian