Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cold Weather Drinks

Baby it’s cold outside. That was an understatement today and here are some cold weather drinks to take off the frost when a glass of your favorite liqueur simply will not do.

Bon Appetit!

Steaming Bull

2 oz. Tequila

2 oz. Beef bouillon

4 oz. Tomato juice

splash lime juice

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Heat ingredients except tequila in a saucepan. Do not boil. Pour into mug and add tequila.

Hot Sultry Zoe

1 oz. Tequila

1/2 oz. Galliano

5 oz. Hot chocolate

2 oz. Cream

Pour tequila, Galliano, and hot chocolate into an Irish Coffee glass or mug. Stir gently. Add cream by pouring it over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top.

Hot Wine Lemonade

1 1/2 oz. Red wine

1 oz. Lemon juice

1 tbs. Fine sugar

4 oz. Boiling water

In an Irish Coffee glass or mug, dissolve sugar in a splash of water. Add the wine and lemon juice. Stir. Fill with water. Stir well. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Hot Toddy

2 oz. Bourbon

4 oz. Boiling water

1 tbs. Fine sugar

splash lemon juice

dash ground cloves

dash cinnamon

In a coffee mug, dissolve the sugar and spices in 1 oz. of the boiling water. Stir. Add the lemon juice, bourbon, and the rest of the water. Stir well.

Chimney Fire

1 1/2 oz. Amaretto

4 oz. hot cider


Pour ingredients into an Irish Coffee glass or mug. Stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Mulled Wine

6 oz. Red wine

splash brandy

1 tbs. Fine sugar

splash lemon juice

2 whole cloves

1 dash cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat to simmer. Do not boil. Stir well. Pour into a coffee mug.


6 oz. red wine

1 tsp. Honey or to taste

one cinnamon stick

one lemon slice

one orange slice

three cloves

dash nutmeg

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat to a simmer. Do not boil Pour into mug.

Hot Buttered Rum

2 oz. Rum

1 1/2 oz. Brown sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 tbs. Butter

4 oz. milk

dash salt


Heat milk in a saucepan, being careful not to boil. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a mug. Add rum and butter. Pour in hot milk. Sprinkle with nutmeg.