Hair of the dog Vampire Juice – Evernight’s Holiday Hangover Hop #bloghop #holiday @evernightpub

Greetings! I hope all you lovely readers had a wonderful holiday!


Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes. I’m giving away a signed PDF copy of any ONE of my stories. The question you’ll need to answer is in this post. Once you’ve read it, be sure to leave your answer in a comment so you can be entered for the prizes! (:

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!

As you can see by the title, I’m talking about “the hair of the dog.” Ever hear of it? For those who don’t know, it’s a phrase people use after a night of heavy whatever-you-did that put you in the bad state you’re in. From the link it claims, “Premised on the quaint notion that the best thing for what ails you is more of what ails you, “hair-of-the-dog-that-bit-you” nostrums have been popular since Shakespeare’s time (before that, etymologists tell us, the phrase referred quite literally to a method of treating dog bites)” and it also mentions cures involving deep-fried canaries and sheep’s lungs. I think I’ll stick with “the hair of the dog” found in the following recipe…

Happy New Year: Vampire Juice

~*~What you’ll need~*~

4 ounces tomato juice

2 shots of Finlandia lime vodka (or 2 ounces depending upon tools using)

A splash of steak sauce

A splash of hot sauce

1/2 teaspoon of fresh horseradish

For eyeball ice cube garnish:

a radish & a green olive with pimento

A highball glass


~*~Make the drink~*~

Add the liquid ingredients in the highball glass over ice cubes.

Mix/stir well

Add the seasonings to your taste

Garnish with a prepared eyeball by floating it in the drink, skewering it on a cocktail pick, or sticking it with a stirring fork.

For Radish Eyeball Garnish:

Peel radishes, leaving thin streaks of red skin on to represent blood vessels.

Using the tip of the vegetable peeler, or a small knife, carefully scoop out a small hole in each radish, roughly the size of an olive.

Stuff a green olive, pimiento side out, in each hole.

At this point, choose if you want to turn the eyeball into an ice cube or simply skewer it to rest on top of the drink. If opting for the ice, place one finished radish in each section of an ice cube tray (cutting it down if necessary), fill with water, and freeze overnight. If you don’t want the ice, simply place the finished eyeballs in a bowl of water and chill in the refrigerator until time for use.

Recipe Courtesy: Finlandia Vodka found at: About Food

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Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

When you’re not feeling all that great, do you have a favorite drink, or even a food, that helps to cheer you up or make you feel better?

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48 thoughts on “Hair of the dog Vampire Juice – Evernight’s Holiday Hangover Hop #bloghop #holiday @evernightpub

  1. Mary Preston January 1, 2015 at 3:45 AM Reply

    A decent cup of tea does the trick for me.


  2. Ardent Ereader January 1, 2015 at 8:11 AM Reply

    Chocolate soothes all my woes! Thanks for the giveaway. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Christy Love January 1, 2015 at 8:48 AM Reply

    Diet Coke and white chocolate pretzels!! Happy New Year!!

  4. parisfanca January 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM Reply

    For me it’s a nice cup of hot chocolate that does the trick for me

  5. Lori B January 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM Reply

    A nice cup of Irish breakfast tea. Love it.

  6. DebraG January 1, 2015 at 7:56 PM Reply

    When I am down, I like a nice cup of Heather tea.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  7. Nicole Ortiz January 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM Reply

    My favorite food when I am not feeling well is creamy soups.

  8. Little Hawk January 1, 2015 at 8:49 PM Reply

    Chocolate, it picks up even the worst mood. Unless my teeth are being jerks and it feels like sandpaper. Then not so much.

    kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

  9. esseboo January 1, 2015 at 10:07 PM Reply

    nope. if im not feeling well i do not want to eat or drink.

  10. kaylynd January 1, 2015 at 10:12 PM Reply

    a fountain drink preferably a Dr. Pepper.

  11. Mary's Ménage Whispers January 1, 2015 at 11:34 PM Reply

    junk food does the trick… mmmm not radish, ice cube and eyeball for sure!!! LOL


  12. Eva P. January 2, 2015 at 12:48 AM Reply

    I love drinking hot tea, chamomille, peppermint, green tea, any of those will make me feel just a tad better.


  13. haley miller January 2, 2015 at 9:27 AM Reply

    I enjoy a nice cup of piping hot chocolate. This always makes me feel better and gives me a little energy boost.

  14. JeanMP January 2, 2015 at 10:45 AM Reply

    I always enjoy a cup of hot tea, it always picks me up.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. Shamika Linster January 2, 2015 at 11:24 AM Reply

    I like breakfast, sausage, cheese eggs (always cheese), onion and garlic on English muffins or toast. top off with home fries and V8 splash carrot juice. I’m happy after that.

  16. Tessa January 2, 2015 at 11:53 AM Reply

    I’d say chocolate, it helps in every situation.
    tessa dot bamberg at kolumbus dot fi

  17. anne3230 January 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM Reply

    Diet coke and ice cream (not in the same glass).

  18. Deborah Patterson January 2, 2015 at 1:17 PM Reply

    Earl Grey tea…soothing.

  19. Karen January 2, 2015 at 1:35 PM Reply

    Ice cream and/or cinnamon rolls. Both if it’s a crisis -lol.
    Happy New Year!

  20. raionnoir January 2, 2015 at 3:24 PM Reply

    Happy New Year! Pizza or hot chocolate :).

  21. Amy H January 2, 2015 at 5:06 PM Reply

    I love homemade chai tea, but I also like cream of wheat when I don’t feel good which my husband thinks is the most disgusting thing, lol.

  22. Jen CW January 2, 2015 at 9:12 PM Reply

    A cup of coffee or tea usually does a great job if I can curl up with a good book too. In really stressful times, chocolate chip cookie dough.

  23. Vanessa N. January 2, 2015 at 10:49 PM Reply

    I love chocolate chip cookies.

  24. dennisntabitha28 January 2, 2015 at 11:30 PM Reply

    Chocolate or a good chocolate pie

  25. Lee Todd January 3, 2015 at 12:10 AM Reply



  26. bn100 January 3, 2015 at 2:16 AM Reply

    eat ice cream

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  27. amanda smith January 3, 2015 at 9:17 AM Reply

    Chocolate ice cream always does it for me.

  28. barniebad January 3, 2015 at 1:15 PM Reply

    My favorite food that help me feel better is hamburger helper. I know it’s cheesy but it’s my go to comfort food on a lousy day.

    Happy New Year,

  29. dusty katt January 3, 2015 at 3:07 PM Reply

    Go back to bed. You’re going to feel like crap anyway you may as well be comfortable.

  30. Trix January 3, 2015 at 4:57 PM Reply

    Chocolate and homemade cookies boost my mood, or some nice hearty homemade winter dish!


  31. Linda Kish January 3, 2015 at 7:04 PM Reply

    Eggs and toast for me.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  32. 1006penguins January 3, 2015 at 7:32 PM Reply

    ice cream

  33. sula22 January 3, 2015 at 7:48 PM Reply

    Rice pudding or custard, but both have to be dairy free so I use almond milk which makes it delicious or just make a comforting soup such a chicken soup.

    Thank you for a chance to win one of your books and a Happy New Year 🙂 slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  34. Laura Aleman Striplin January 3, 2015 at 7:50 PM Reply

    When I have a super bad headache, I drink a Coke. When something causes a super bad anger (only has happened about twice that I can remember) a margarita or Tequila Sunrise made with three shots will help to get me quite calm. When I want to warm up, hot chocolate made with milk. When I want to just survive from day to day – coffee.

  35. JanD January 3, 2015 at 8:57 PM Reply

    Anything chocolate makes me feel better.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  36. jmesparza821 January 3, 2015 at 9:07 PM Reply

    I am a chocoholic so that makes me feel better.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  37. JoAnna B January 3, 2015 at 9:39 PM Reply

    If I’m feeling sick I like to drink gingerale. If I’m just down some chocolate will help.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  38. Kyra January 4, 2015 at 12:38 AM Reply

    Vanilla Bean Gelato…even though I should not eat it..picks me up on the worst days. I gave up sugar but on those days that’s the only thing that helps.

  39. Shauna January 4, 2015 at 2:04 AM Reply

    If I’m down hot chocolate seems to cheer me up.

  40. bleigh1130 January 4, 2015 at 2:52 AM Reply

    Chocolate & Sprite always make me feel better! ❤

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  41. Shirley Ann Speakman January 4, 2015 at 9:42 AM Reply

    I like to drink a cup of tea and eat some chocolate both together always cheer me up.


  42. sherry1969 January 4, 2015 at 2:22 PM Reply

    A hot tea always makes me feel better.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  43. Kat January 4, 2015 at 2:41 PM Reply

    I like a cup of hot earl grey tea and a piece of new York cheesecake.

  44. Ljay January 4, 2015 at 5:25 PM Reply

    If I’m sick, wintermint tea with lots of honey. If I’m just blah, dark chocolate ice cream.

    Happy New Year!


  45. gabriellecomp January 4, 2015 at 5:47 PM Reply

    Herbal cinnamon tea and a gooey chocolate chip cookie for me!

  46. barbara January 4, 2015 at 7:31 PM Reply

    hot cocoa or chicken noodle soup for me.
    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

  47. chickie434 January 4, 2015 at 11:04 PM Reply

    Anything with chocolate helps (though I’m actually not that big a fan of hot chocolate drink).


  48. Tina B January 4, 2015 at 11:10 PM Reply

    When I am not feeling well, I prefer hot tea with honey and lemon. 🙂
    If it’s a hangover, water is a must. Lol.
    Love the recipe! Thank you for sharing!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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