Wednesday, 4 March 2015

What do gay men look like?

Its been a while since i dusted off my keyboard or remembered my password for this blog, but hey look,... here i am.

I sat in front of this keyboard on multiple times during the last few days thinking on how i am going to word this. Eventually i decided, screw it i will say whats on my mind, I know i WILL piss off many people with this and to be honest at this point in my mind set i don care anymore so here goes...

Well do you know the answer to the question "What do gay men look like?"

If social media, Television and movies are anything to go by then you might be surprised if this is what you had in mind.

Gay men do not look rugged, butch and like men, instead we are supposed to look like this, we are required to be fem, prance around in tight clothing, maybe with makeup and just one bad vodka away from heels. Chances are that if you walked up to a stranger and ask him what the first image is that comes to mind when he hears the word "gay", then this is what he will be imagining...

You see we as gay men are not allowed to identify as being gay unless we are fem. No? Oh well that's what it comes down to if you read the tabloids...i apologize, i meant news papers lately. A man is no longer allowed to be proud that he is gay and butch because in doing that the little sissy boys out there will label you as "The worst Gay EVER" and god forbid that we get another fucking label added to the already long list we come up with one a daily basis, if we don't watch out we will go from LGBTQ to LGBTQWGEABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ community soon.

You might ask yourself what got me to do this post?, and the answer is easy, its the gravy train people are getting on when it comes to what Russell Tovey said during an interview recently.
Russell Tovey, one of the stars of HBO's "Looking," recent found himself at the center of a controversy after he made the following comments in Guardian profile:
I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn't gone to the school I went to. Where I felt like I had to toughen up. If I'd have been able to relax, prance around, sing in the street, I might be a different person now. I thank my dad for that, for not allowing me to go down that path. Because it's probably given me the unique quality that people think I have.
and naturally we as the gay community jumped on the first available appropriately decorated and effeminate gay wagon we could find, calling him the "Worst gay ever" and even much worse.


Because he dared thanking his dad for raising him to be butch and not effeminate?

Russel, like myself grew up in a time when being gay was not really a thing to celebrate unless you were into getting beaten up or even worse getting killed for just being who you were. I am a few years older than him but i do remember very clearly what happened to queer people back then, it was no cakewalk like today and trust me, try and compare growing up in the 70s to today, go on i dare you! . And just like him, my dad is also the reason why i am the way i am.

I have been told i am not gay enough on more that one occasion, not that i knew there were a "how to be gay" handbook or anything, i was just the way my dad and my mom raised me. I just happened to be a man that was attracted to other men instead of men that acted and wanted to look like women.

People are saying fair enough, yes i see you nodding, but...there is always a but..

"if you're a public figure and you make public comments in a public outlet that are problematic, then i think you should be judged by them. no?"

That is now what the majority of people are saying, because he is a celebrity it is somehow wrong of him to say such a thing? Bullshit, we as a gay "community" need to drop the act and stop taking down our own people. Homophobia, the lack of equality is not our greatest threat, its is in fact us, we are our greatest enemy. Gay people will be the downfall of gay people.

We cant wait for a openly gay celebrity to screw up and say one word out of place so we can throw our tiaras into the ring and get all the attention back that that bitch Kim Kardashian with her freak family stole from us, we are Gay, we should be in the headlines all the time and every time!

Instead of bashing someone for being out and proud, why not celebrate the we live in an era where he can openly say and be who he is. Why do we always have to be pulled down into a scandal by a minority group in our own community. If you are fem, or choose to be fem then that is your prerogative, but don't force it on everyone else.

In my eyes a man looks a certain way and i am not ashamed to say that they way you look is not my cuppa tea. but that's just it, that's my choice. We should be happy, look how far we have come in the last few years, same sex marriage is legal in many countries and yes i know there is even more where it is not legal, but crucifying someone for being proud that he grew up the way he did is not progress, this undoes all the progress that so many activists fraught for or even died for.

  1. 1.
    the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, especially when strongly marked.

There is no gay handbook, no cookie cutter mold that defines how you should act or look. That is what makes us so unique, or at least what used to. Let people be who they are without every second gay in the line telling them how they should act or look. God knows the heterosexuals have been doing that for long enough without us helping them.

Think about your life, the freedom you have and don't make everyone else miserable because you grew up differently or had a different experience...

Embrace the rainbow and all under it guys!


Saturday, 14 December 2013

Goodbye Tata...

I'm watching Madiba's final sendoff atm, his last flight from Gauteng to his home and final resting place in Qunu. The last few days have been so surreal yet seeing them load his coffin in preparation for his last journey, somehow made it real. I choked up for the first time, a huge lump in my throat! We as South Africans and to be honest the world could have learned so much from that man! He was not a God, he was however an extraordinary man that shaped this nation into what i hope will be an example that the rest of the world can still learn from.

People wait on the roadside to see a hearse carrying the casket of former president Nelson Mandela.

A child draped national flag gestures while taking a photo of the procession as the body of former president, Nelson Mandela arrives at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.

South African President Jacob Zuma (C) wipes his tears while sitting beside Mandela's widow Graca Machel (L) and Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela during a send-off ceremony for late former South African President Nelson Mandela at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.

 The coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela is escorted aboard a military cargo plane after a send-off ceremony at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.

Madiba leaving Gauteng for the last time...

I'm Free"

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call.
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow:
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full I've savored much,
Good times, good friends, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lenghten it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, he set me free.

Funiest picture i have EVER seen!

Ok, this might be the funniest thing i have ever seen! who ever made it is a fucking genius!

Atleast now we know what he was signing!


Friday, 13 December 2013

My top 10 music videos for 2013.

Well we have come to that part of the year where pictures of snow and cats in christmas hats fills our timelines on every social media outlet, also top ten lists pop up everywhere. Since i am basically a sheep in a human body it would be wrong of me not to do one myself, so here goes!.

This is my top ten videos for 2013!

1) Drake Jensen - Scars
"Scars" From Drake Jensen's second studio album, OUTlaw. Visit
Drake Jensen is a Canadian Country artist, originally from Cape Breton NS.

2) Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)
Video created by Steve Kardynal

3) Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (Chatroulette Version) 
 by Steve Kardynal 


4) A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera - Say Something 

5) Blurred Bynes by DWV (Detox, Willam & Vicky Vox) 

6) J Pee - I'M NOT GAY

7) Clouds by Zach Sobiech

8) One Direction - Story of My Life

9) Avicii - Hey Brother 

10) Katy Perry - Roar 

I do know this is not in everyones taste but that is what makes this world of ours so exciting! 
Hope you enjoyed my top 10 pics for this post, feel free to make a post and let me know what you would have picked?


Thursday, 12 December 2013

World Federation of the Deaf - Joint statement with WASLI

WFD-WASLI Joint Statement about the Sign Language interpretation at Mandela’s memorial service

The memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela took place on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) are concerned about the quality of sign language interpretation during that event.

The memorial service was followed on television by several deaf South Africans, who were disappointed on the level of interpretation of this high level gathering. A board member of the WFD Youth Section, Braam Jordaan described that the interpreter did not know South African Sign Language (SASL): "The structure of his hand, facial expressions and the body movement did not follow what the speaker was saying." He raised concerns also how this interpreter was chosen to interpret without any professional qualifications, evaluations and screening. Also the current WFD Vice-President Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen followed the event on television and confirmed the poor level of sign language interpretation. She commented: "What is he signing? He knows that the deaf cannot vocally boo him off. Shame on him." During the television broadcasting a proper sign language interpreter was provided on the left corner of the screen, which made it obvious that the interpreter, who was present in the event, did not know SASL or any sign language at all.

WFD and WASLI would like to announce a public statement about the importance of quality interpreter services in any public event. It is the responsibility of organisers to ensure that access to information is guaranteed for deaf audience. Article 21 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) points out that deaf people have a right to choose their form of communication and State Parties shall ensure “accepting and facilitating the use of sign languages.. and all other accessible means of communication of their choice by persons with disabilities in official interactions”. The same article continues that State Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure recognizing and promoting the use of sign languages. Further the Article 9 of UNCRPD requires "State Parties to take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access on an equal basis with others.. to information and communications..." This means professional sign language interpreters, who know the national sign language and deaf culture.

WFD and WASLI want to underline the need to co-operate with local Deaf organisations, in this case in South Africa; stress the need for trained, qualified interpreters to be used, and the emphasis on the need for access that is based on direction from deaf people.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The day South Africa hung its head in shame...

As a South African it is our duty and responsibility to be proud of our nation and its leaders, that said i never thought that the day would come that i would admit to being ashamed of my own country. Yet that day has come, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 the world watched as we remembered a fallen hero. A man that inspired a planet and led us as South Africans to a rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela or as we knew him Madiba.

Dignitaries from all over attended and praised Madiba for all the work he has done over his long and amazing lifetime. A country in morning sat riveted and watched as one after the other praised Madiba with the utmost respect and gave emotional, heartfelt speeches. The heavens opened up earlier in the morning yet supporters sat and listened with respect and a profound sense of loss. As President Barak Obama took the podium he was greeted with a resounding roar as the crowed cheered for him, what was to follow was in my opinion of the most heartfelt and emotional speeches of the day.

When US President Barack Obama took to the stage at a soaked FNB Stadium this afternoon, his speech brought both world leaders and ordinary South Africans to their feet. Here are the 10 key moments from that speech:

1. Obama started by honoring ordinary South Africans, a tip of the hat that was well received in the stands.
“His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy,” he told the crowd.

2. He noted that Mandela, despite his status as a global icon, always considered himself as just a man – a gentle reminder well received by South Africans who recognize and often embrace Mandela’s flaws as much as they celebrate his strengths.
Obama shared one of Mandela’s most famous quotes: “I’m not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

3. He offered a shout out to other struggle icons, and the ANC, acknowledging Mandela’s status as a hero alongside other heroes and a stalwart of the organisation: “But like other early giants of the ANC – the Sisulus and Tambos – Madiba disciplined his anger; and channelled his desire to fight into organisation, and platforms, and strategies for action, so men and women could stand up for their dignity.”

4. He gently reminded us that Mandela’s fight was for a multiracial society, invoking one of the statesman’s most famous statements at the Rivonia Trial: “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I’ve cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

5. He used just the right language – towards the end of his speech, the US president spoke of “Ubuntu”, to a rousing cheer from the cold, damp crowd.

6. He picked key moments in Mandela’s presidency carefully, mentioning Mandela’s role as sporting icon and unifier (“taking to the pitch in a Springbok uniform”) and a man not afraid to speak against the tide (“turning his family’s heartbreak into a call to confront HIV/AIDS”).

7. He turned the focus back to ordinary people, asking how Mandela’s lessons could be applied every day.

8. After President Jacob Zuma’s chilly reception from sections of the crowd, Obama took a dig at “leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba’s struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people”.

9. He sneaked in a little well-timed humility: “Over 30 years ago, while still a student, I learnt of Mandela and the struggles in this land. It stirred something in me. It woke me up to my responsibilities – to others, and to myself – and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better.” Cue rousing cheers from the crowd.

10. Obama wrapped up with a little populism, throwing in this quote from what’s widely acknowledged as Mandela’s favorite poem, Invictus: “It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”

With a few other dignitaries following President Obama in honoring Madiba it eventually got to the point where South Africa would get to hear from its own President Jakob Zuma to deliver his emotional memorial to his great friend, Madiba...

What we got was not a heartfelt emotional tribute to Madiba at all, infact it was the most cold hearted speech i have ever heard. Zuma showed no emotion at all, it was as if he was reading from a wikipedia page about Madiba. NO personal feelings, no moment together, just a robot reading a badly written speech, a speech he probably did not even see before he got to the podium. A nation sat in shocked as they watched the spectacle that was our president yet nothing could have prepared us for what was to follow.

South africa woke up to the news that one of the enterpretors was a fake, the whole world watched as a man that can not even understand sign language made up crap as he "translated"
This is some of the responses...

As South Africans we feel humiliated and ashamed and it is all the work of the government, the same people that is suppose to make us feel protected. Yes the crowd did boo President Zuma but in all fairness he deserved every single boo he got, he is an embarrassment for us as the people that live here! The Local government wants to have all footage of Zuma being boo'd banned from being broadcast because its humiliating for him, no the humiliation came from Zuma himself, the damage has been done, you cant make people unsee something simply because you made an idiot of yourself.

Maybe its time for Zuma to go and hide in his R210 million Nkandla scandal!
A petition has been started to impeach President Jacob Zuma over his involvement in the Nkandla scandal and it can be found here.

Monday, 9 December 2013

The 12 cocktails of Christmas


Eggnog has been around for a very long time, in both its alcoholic and non-alcoholic forms. It’s most associated with Christmas, but has traditionally been served throughout the season from Halloween to New Years. It’s very filling and therefore probably best served at parties with munchies rather than along with meals.
It’s an ideal drink for premixing pitchers to keep guests happy all night long. Always make both alcoholic and non-alcoholic pitchers of it, unless you’re absolutely sure all your guests go one way or the other. One final tip about serving eggnog: have another drink entirely on hand. Some people don’t like the taste and others need to avoid the amount of cholesterol this drink gets from the eggs. It is possible to make low-fat and vegan versions of this drink by using low-fat dairy, egg substitute and/or a vegetable milk such as almond.


This makes a little over two quarts.
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup dark rum(or bourbon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk
Refrigerate all the liquids and get them very cold before you make the drink. Beat the eggs at medium speed until they’re very frothy. Gradually add the sugar, vanilla and nutmeg as you continue beating. Now turn the mixer off and stir in the whipping cream, milk, brandy and rum. Chill it until you’re ready to serve. It’s best to keep it chilled at all times. Garnish each individual serving with the nutmeg sprinkled on top and a cinnamon stick.
The non-alcoholic version is exactly the same, except you leave out the alcohols. You can add rum flavoring if you want that taste.

Hot buttered rum

Hot Buttered Rum
The Hot Buttered Rum is a perfect drink for autumn or winter. It belongs next to a nice fire, or out on the deck on a crisp, clear evening. It would even work around a campfire. Whatever the setting, a Hot Buttered Rum makes you feel more cozy.


There are several variations on this recipe. The simple version:
  • 2 ounces of dark rum
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1 pat butter
  • 1 slice lemon peel
  • Boiled water
Put the cinnamon stick, lemon peel and rum in a mug. Fill it with boiling water (leave a spoon in the mug so the glass won’t break from the heat). Float the butter on top, then stir it in. Or serve it with the butter floating and let your guests stir it in with their cinnamon sticks.
Or you can get fancier, in which case you should really just make up a pitcher at a time and save yourself some labor.
  • 1 bottle of dark rum
  • 1 stick of butter (let it sit out until it’s soft)
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of ground cloves
  • a pinch of salt
  • boiling water
Put the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt into a bowl. Cream them together with a mixer. Refrigerate until the mixture is almost firm. Spoon two tablespoons of the mixture into each of twelve small mugs. Fill the mugs to the halfway point with the rum (should use about three ounces of rum in each mug), then fill the mug the rest of the way with boiling water. Stir well and serve.
When deciding what to eat with a Hot Buttered Rum, think bread and fruit. Dishes based on either or both of those will go well with the drink. A pancake or waffle breakfast for dinner is wonderful with it. Try apple cinnamon pancakes to shake things up a little. For a snack with your Hot Buttered Rum, try brie puff pastries topped with any kind of fruit preserves or jam you like.

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine cocktail
Mulled wine is a traditional winter alternative to fruit punch. It’s a little spicier, and a little more warming to cold bodies. While it involves a lot of ingredients and a little bit of cooking, it’s easy enough to make. The simmering brings out a lot of flavor from the other ingredients.
Like any cocktail recipe, this one can be tweaked to taste. You may prefer a little more or less sugar, for example, and some people find even a little bit of anise overwhelming, so you may need to experiment to find what works for you.


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 cup cognac
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 sliced lemon
Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 25 minutes. Let it sit overnight if possible (in the refrigerator is fine). Strain out the fruits and other non-drinkable ingredients and serve it warm in glass mugs.

Chocolate Peppermint Stick

Chocolate Peppermint Stick cocktail
The Chocolate Peppermint Stick tastes exactly like you’d expect from the name. The main flavor is overwhelmingly peppermint, but the creme de cacao is strong, too. If you’ve ever had one of those peppermint sticks that has a chocolatey ribbon woven through it instead of the usual red fruity ones, that’s about what this drink tastes like.
This drink should be regarded as a double, and therefore might not be your best choice for a party (particularly if people will be driving themselves home). It’s wonderful for a night in.


  • 1 1/2 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce cream
  • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
Skake well with ice. Strain ingredients into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with a small peppermint candy cane (or, optionally, crush the candy cane and sprinkle it on top) and serve.

Christmas Cookie

Christmas Cookie cocktail
With a name like the Christmas Cookie, this cocktail sounds innocent enough. But be forewarned: it really packs a wallop with three ounces of alcohol. It tastes a little like a peppermint latte, only much better.
This makes a delicious dessert drink. Feel free to try other brands of coffee liqueur and Irish cream – Tia Maria is great with this cocktail, and Carolan’s Irish Cream has (in my humble opinion) more flavor than Bailey’s. There are a lot of good liqueurs out there to choose from.


  • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1 ounce Bailey’s
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly, then strain the ingredients into a chilled martini glass.

Santa Shot

Santa Shot cocktail
The Santa Shot is a gorgeous little red and green layered shot that tastes like a candy cane. It’s Christmas ascetics combined with Christmas flavors, and it packs plenty of Christmas spirit. You might even want to leave one out for Santa with his cookies.
This is a great treat for parties, especially as an aperitif. If you don’t trust your layering skills (learn how to layer cocktails like a pro here) under pressure, you can pour these in advance, put them on a serving tray and leave them in the fridge to stay nice and chilled. When the times comes, just pull the serving tray out carefully and carry it in to deliver the drinks to your guests.


  • 1 part grenadine syrup
  • 1 part green creme de menthe
  • 1 part peppermint schnapps
Pour grenadine to about 1/3 of your shot glass. Carefully layer the creme de menthe, then the peppermint schnapps.

Chocolate Raspberry Martini

Chocolate Raspberry Martini
The Chocolate Raspberry Martini may not look particularly chocolate or raspberry, but it is both. And it is delicious. It looks like a simple, clear martini, which is why the garnish is so important.
You can garnish this one in a few ways: put a few fresh raspberries in it, sprinkle cocoa powder across the surface, put a chocolate kiss or two in it, or any combination of the above. You can also rim the glass with sweetened cocoa powder and put fresh raspberries in the drink – that’s my personal favorite.
This is a strong drink, so savor it on a special night in.


  • 1 1/2 ounce raspberry vodka
  • 1 ounce white creme de cacao
Chill your ingredients beforehand. Pour them into a chilled martini glass – no need to stir or shake or anything.

The Red Hot Santa Tini

Red Hot Santa Tini
Mixing chocolate and hot pepper together is trendy for a reason: it’s astoundingly good. The Red Hot Santa Tini mixes chili pepper infused vodka with Godiva chocolate liqueur, whipping cream and a surprising rim of cocoa and chili powder.
Don’t save this present for Christmas.


  • 2 ounces chili-infused vodka
  • 2 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Sweetened whipping cream
  • One small Thai chili pepper
Mix some cocoa powder together with a pinch of cayenne pepper, and rim a chilled martini glass with it. Shake the vodka up with the chocolate liqueur and pour the mixture into the glass. Top it off with the whipping cream and garnish by floating the chili pepper on top of the cream.


Snowball cocktail
Tired of sophisticated holiday ‘tinis with odd (but so grown-up) flavor combinations and sexy garnishes? Maybe it’s time for a good old-fashioned blended cocktail that looks like a big ball of snow in a glass and tastes like cinnamon.
This drink has a flavor that’s definitely for the kid in you – but with three and a half ounces of alcohol, there’s definitely something for the grown-up, too. The terminally adult need not apply.


  • 3 ounces 1921 Tequila Cream Liqueur
  • 3 drops of vanilla
  • crushed ice
  • 1 ounce of evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua
  • cinnamon powder
  • cinnamon stick
Pour all the ingredients – except for the cinnamon powder – into a blender. Blend for about ten seconds. Pour it into a wine glass or brandy snifter. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top and stick the cinnamon stick down in the glass for garnish.


Poinsettia cocktail
The Poinsettia is a champagne cocktail, which makes it ideal for holiday parties. It’s light on the alcohol, easy to drink (even for very occasional drinkers) and festive.
It’s also a wonderful brunch drink, and the cranberry gives it a nice touch of autumn flavors for fall and winter.


  • Champagne
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
Put the Cointreau and cranberry juice in a chilled champagne flute. Stir them and top the rest of the way with champagne.
Harder Version
To make it a little harder, add an ounce of vodka or tequila.
Non-alcoholic version
To avoid alcohol all-together, replace the champagne with ginger ale.

Candy Cane

Candy Cane cocktail
The Candy Cane cocktail is a fabulous holiday dessert drink. Of course, you don’t have to save it for dessert – it’s just deliciously sweet enough that you could.
With a name like Candy Cane, you might expect this cocktail to be peppermint flavored, and it certainly does have that element. But there’s so much more: berry vodka and white creme de cacao round out the peppermint schnapps so you have a delicious combination that’s almost hard to pin down. Chocolate, berry and mint – how good can it get?


  • 3/4 ounce SKYY Berry vodka
  • 3/4 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 3/4 ounce white creme de cacao
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine
  • Half ‘n’ half
  • Crushed hard peppermint candy.
Mix the vodka, peppermint Schnapps, grenadine and creme de cacao with ice in a cocktail shaker. Be sure to shake it up thoroughly. Rim a cocktail glass with crushed hard peppermint candy and pour the shaken mixture into the glass. Top it off with half ‘n’ half.

Kerry MisMis *hic