Merry Christmas! Celebrate Today with Blue Honey's Christmas Day Ol’ Fashioned or Sparkling Mocktail
Do you have a family tradition you love to do each Christmas? If we are spending Christmas in the Carolina's with Kassie’s family, we always shuck fresh oysters on Christmas day. Troy’s family has a tradition of cheese coneys on Christmas Eve. What have you asked Santa for this year? For our two little twins to be healthy (coming in March!)
What was a popular gift that most children wanted when you were growing up? Did you have one? Kassie - I remember my brothers always wanted GI Joes or X-men. I never was into Barbies, I always wanted the latest technology, like I remember going crazy over this light up globe when I was 8 years old.
Troy – as far back as I remember, I always wanted yet another guitar haha
Do you have a favorite Christmas Movie?
Kassie – Scrooged
Troy – Christmas Vacation
Other favorites – Home Alone and Elf
What about a favorite Christmas food? Do you cook a big Christmas dinner? Troy’s family in Kentucky always has a nice steak dinner. If we are in Nashville or back in the Carolina’s with Kassie’s family, we usually do a big ol’ country meal (ham, dressing, pecan pie, greens, cornbread, etc). Either way, the occasion is always centered around what we are going to eat, no matter where we are!
What is your favorite Christmas song/album? Kassie & Troy – "Holiday Road" by Lindsey Buckingham, The Drifters version of "White Christmas," "So This is Christmas" by John Lennon, "O Holy Night."
Name three things you are thankful for this year? Our twins, our families, and our health
What have been the highlights for you from 2018?
We released two awesome singles off our upcoming album. Spent most of the year gearing up for the release of our first full-length album and our first vinyl record! We also got pregnant with twins which was a total surprise and so crazy and awesome! So it was a VERY productive year for us!
Any New Year's resolutions?
Troy and I both plan on losing this pregnancy weight as soon as our boys are born in March. Poor Troy has been keeping up with my crazy cravings, but thankfully we haven’t been too too bad! But I can’t wait to do sit-ups again!
What is 2019 going to look like for you?
2019 will definitely be a year to remember. With the birth of our boys, and the release of our album, “Sweet Rebellion,” we have a very busy and exciting year ahead of us! We are definitely in store for a wild ride with this one.
Troy Boy’s Holiday Ol’ Fashioned
1 oz cranberry simple syrup
2 oz Rye Whiskey (or more if you’re feelin’ cray)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Muddle cranberries and orange wedge in a glass.
Add rye whiskey and simple syrup.
Top with bitters and stir.
Add ice and enjoy!
Kassie’s Holiday Preggers Mocktail
1 12 oz frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate
3 cups cold water
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 bottle Sparkling Grape Juice
Mix frozen lemonade concentrate with three cups water.
For ice cubes, sprinkle raspberries into an ice tray and slowly add raspberry lemonade mixture over them. Set remaining drink mix aside til later.
When ready to serve, add ice cubes to each glass and pour about 1 tablespoon of the raspberry lemonade mixture in the bottom of each glass.
Top off the glass with sparkling grape juice.
Add a strawberry or two for extra fruity goodness!
About Blue Honey: 2018 has proved to be a milestone year for the duo. Following the debut of their music video for, “Angels Come Home,” on world-renowned outlet The Boot, they were named one of the “10 Country Artists To Watch in 2018” by The Nashville Knack and were included on The Country Source’s “One To Watch 2018” list. Their song "Wherever You Are Tonight" was also recently featured on Spectra Music’s Americana Made: Volume 1 compilation album.
The connection between the two is undeniable and can only be found between two people in love. Their harmonies intertwine flawlessly while showcasing Kassie’s powerhouse vocals and Troy’s blues inspired guitar riffs. They have brought that rare connection back into the studio to record their sophomore project, Sweet Rebellion, set to release on January 25, 2019.