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Baby, it’s cold outside and a warm winter drink on a cold night is your ticket. Here are some great recipes to help you stay warm this holiday season.
Brenda’s Hot Toddy
Brenda Clouston of COLT Grill in Prescott Valley and Prescott loves making a classic and delicious Hot Toddy when it’s chilly out.
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- chamomile tea bag
Pour bourbon, honey, and lemon juice into a 6-ounce mug.
Brew chamomile tea in another mug and pour in a mixture of bourbon, honey, and lemon juice.
Stir until honey dissolves. fun!
tom and jerry
- Hot water, for rinsing
- 1 ounce dark rum
- 1 ounce cognac
- 1 TBSP Tom and Jerry Batter (*recipe below)
- whole milk, hot, up
- freshly grated nutmeg
- ground cloves
- ground allspice
Rinse a small coffee mug (or a white ceramic Tom & Jerry cup) in hot water to warm it up before throwing it away.
Put rum, cognac and batter in a cup and top with hot milk.
Garnish with 2 parts freshly grated nutmeg and 1 part ground cloves and 1 part ground allspice.
*Tom and Jerry Stickman: Separate and set aside 12 egg yolks and egg whites. In a glass or ceramic bowl, whisk the egg whites with 1 teaspoon of the cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with 2 pounds of sugar, 2 ounces of dark rum, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
tract. Once the egg yolk mixture is completely mixed, gently fold it into the egg white mixture. Keep refrigerated. (Provided by Sake.com)
hot butter rum
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 2/3 cup hot water
- 2 TBSP (1 oz) batter, more to taste
- 2 ounces dark rum
- whipped cream (garnish)
- Nutmeg (garnish)
How to make the batter:
Place brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently, until butter is completely melted and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Mix hot water and batter in a mug. Stir vigorously until combined. Add rum and mix. Add additional batter to taste.
Serve warm with whipped cream and grated nutmeg!
- 8 oz.freshly brewed hot coffee
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1.5 oz Irish whiskey
- lightly whipped fresh cream
Preheat a serving mug with hot water. Empty your mug of water and fill it 3/4 full with very hot coffee.
Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
Add Irish whiskey and stir gently.
Slowly pour lightly whipped cream over the coffee from the back of a spoon, being careful not to break the surface of the coffee. Alternate options for exiting: Whisk the cream a little more to soft peaks and add a small amount over the coffee.
Enjoy it hot!
hot spice cider
- 1 gallon.apple cider
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons whole cloves
- 1 orange
- Cinnamon stick (for garnish)
Heat the apple cider in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, nutmeg and allspice until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer.
Stud the whole orange with cloves until the surface of the orange is covered. Add the clove-encrusted oranges to the apple cider mixture and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve hot cider in a preheated mug.
For “Spike” Hot Spice Cider, add 1.5 oz. Bourbon in each mug.
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