Wine. Let’s be honest, you can talk your way into drinking it anytime of the day during the holidays. Holidays = never too much wine. Okay fine, technically you can, but let’s stay behind the “intervention required” line. Having wine in the house during the holidays is key to lots of necessities but one of them is having it handy for entertaining. Enter in the best small appliance ever. Ever. It’s actually called The Best Countertop Wine Refrigerator. You got it.
(I'm sorry for the glare in the photo, it's really hard to photograph with the glass reflection).
It's from Hammacher Schlemmer and we’re in love. It holds up to 8 bottles and you can adjust the shelves so it allows you to modify if you’ve got bigger bottles.
It doesn't make that loud refrigerator noise, has a built-in light at the touch of a button and it holds the temperature.
My mum is a particular lover of white wine but there never is enough room in the fridge to keep a few bottles, so this is amazing. No excuse anymore for no white in the house. Technically, you’re also supposed to chill your red so you can choose the perfect temp for your bottles. Because the trays come out to wash, you can also switch up the bottles for beer.
My kids are hoping to have their own juice box shelf?! Oh my. If you have lots of family and friends coming in for the holidays then you need one of these. Survival my friends. It fits snug as a bug on your counter, or tucked under a bar. Mr. Fix-It has already scoped out a spot for it in the new “sitting room" that was the "old playroom” (not that we’ve even started down that decorating road yet). That’s a sometime in 2016 project. In the meantime, this beauty wine fridge will be serving up fresh cold vino all through the holidays and you should have one too! Hammacher Schlemmer has lots of great ideas for the holidays. If you are looking to hold more bottles, this one caught my eye. They also have cool toy ideas that I haven't seen in other stores. Like this one, this one and this one.
Oh, and if you're looking for a yummy drink for the holidays, try this delicious number.
A few of these, and you'll be having your own 2am dance party:)
1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
Simmer the above ingredients for about 15 minutes. Stir frequently until it looks like cranberry jam.
In a cocktail shaker, add:
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp lime juice
2 oz tequila
2 tbsp of your cranberry jam
Rim the glass with a fresh lime and dust it with sugar.
Good luck over the next couple of days my friends. I'm hoping I can get in a couple more posts and I'm really trying to squeeze in one final giveaway for the year. Fingers crossed!
Keep it Beautiful.