It all happened two Decembers ago. After the first year of the pandemic, people decided there was going to be a personal change in the new year.  For some, that change meant adopting what has become known as “Dry January,” an abstention of all things alcoholic for 31 days.  After a significant number of friends announced their commitment to this endeavor (canceling plans with us), my husband announced he was going to dedicate the next 31 days to creating fun cocktails. Hence, “Wet January” in our household was born.

 

Two years later, we are almost through January of 2022.  I must admire the drive and commitment of my husband.  You see, things changed for us this year.  We contacted Covid.  Thankfully it was a mild case as our family has gotten all the vaccinations and boosters.  At times, the last thing in the world I wanted to do was think about my next post.  But he powered through posting daily and built a community of folks who became engaged on Facebook and Instagram (@ediblechow).  And it’s funny, he’s not someone who adores social media and often goes weeks without posting the rest of the year.  Usually he’s a foodie (he loves to cook) and a family kind of guy when he does.

 

Here are 27 days of cocktails (self-admitting that I didn’t try all of them and special thanks to Malai Kitchen, Flora Luna Apothecary and Primos Mexican Kitchen for adding to the mix):

 

Day One: Aviation

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Two: Old Fashioned

 

Day Three: Desert Door, Torani Caramel and Fresh Apple Cider

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Four: Rum, Blackberry and Lemon Smash

 

Day Five: 2017 Sea Smoke Ten

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Six: Desert Door Spoke Hollow with Lemongrass

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Seven: Texas Heat

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Eight: Summer Sour Recipe with FloraLuna Cherry Plum Syrup

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Nine: Negroni

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Ten: Mekong Mule

 

Day Eleven: Hemingway Daiquiri

 

Day Twelve: Bourbon, Apricot Liquor, Mango, Lemon and Mint

 

Day Thirteen: Elderflower cocktail

 

Day Fourteen: White Negroni

 

Day Fifteen: Blackberry Kentucky Mule

 

Day Sixteen: Elderberry Rose Infusion with Floraluna Cherry Plum Syrup with Champagne

 

Day Seventeen: Manhattan

 

Day Eighteen: Whiskey Sour

 

Day Nineteen: Painkiller

 

Day Twenty: Blackberry, Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Orange Bitters and Citrus

 

Day Twenty-One: Amaretto Sour

 

Day Twenty-Two: Fatty McButterfingerpants

 

Day Twenty-Three: Mezcal, Ginger, Honey and Lemon Juice

 

Day Twenty-Four: Herradura Selección Suprema, Soledad 8 year and Rey Sol

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Twenty-Five: Raspberry Martini

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Twenty-Six: Espresso Martini

 

A Resolution of Wet January

Day Twenty-Seven: White Chocolate and Peppermint Martini

 

Day Twenty-Eight: 2018 Daou Pinot Noir, 2015 Skipstone Oliver’s Blend, 2015 Domaine Ponsot Corton Grand Cru ‘Cuvee du Bourdon’, 2018 Stags’ Leap the Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 J Cage El Caron Pinot Noir, 2012 Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé

 

My seven favorites (I like fruit, but not sweet):

 

Day 1: Aviation

Day 4: Blackberry Smash

Day 5: 2017 Sea Smoke Ten

Day 8: Summer Sour

Day 21: Amaretto Sour

Day 25: Raspberry Martini

Day 28: 2018 Daou Pinot Noir, 2015 Skipstone Oliver’s Blend, 2015 Domaine Ponsot Corton Grand Cru ‘Cuvee du Bourdon’, 2018 Stags’ Leap the Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 J Cage El Caron Pinot Noir, 2012 Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé

 

Cheers to him and the three days left in the month of January.