Warm and toasty and just in time for winter, the Hot Toddy is a classic
hot drink. Feel free to experiment with your favorite types of tea
or skip it all together and use hot water alone. Most black and green
teas mix well with the sweetness of the honey and lemon, but from there
it's a personal preference and some interesting toddies are possible.
There is also a Gin Toddy that is a great variation of this warm cocktail.
1 oz brandy or blended whiskey
1 Tbsp honey
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag
Coat the bottom of a mug or an Irish coffee glass with honey.
Add brandy and the juice of the lemon quarter.
On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make
Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.
1 part Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
1/2 part Disaronno Amaretto
1/2 part simple syrup
1/2 part molasses
2 1/4 part thick slices of fresh ginger
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of clove
pinch of allspice
crystallized ginger for garnish
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker place the ginger, molasses, simple
syrup and spices; muddle well.
Add ice and the rest of the ingredients.
Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded
Strain into prepared cocktail glass.
Garnish with ginger.
1 oz vodka
1 oz coffee liqueur
1 oz Amaretto
milk or cream
Build the vodka and liqueurs in an old-fashioned glass filled with
Fill with milk or cream.
Shake by placing a mixing tin over the glass and giving it one or
two good shakes.
1 oz vodka
1 oz gin
1 oz rum
2 oz lemonade
2 oz cranberry juice
Blend ingredients together in shaker and serve
in tall glass over ice.
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1 Shot Russian Standard Vodka (40% abv)*
0.5 Shot Disaronno Amaretto (28% abv)*
1 Shot De Kuyper Crème De Cacao - White (24% abv)*
1 Shot De Kuyper Crème De Bananes (24% abv)*
2 Shots Cream
Half an Banana
Blend all the ingredients with crushed ice.
Banana slice and mint sprig
2 Shots Warninks Advocaat (17.2% abv)*
Top up Lemonade
0.25 Shot Lime Cordial
Shake the advocaat and lime juice together. Pour into an ice filled
highball. Top up with lemonade.
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup spiced rum
2 cups boiling water
4 sticks cinnamon, for garnish
Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon,
nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or larger)
Add the rum and then 2 cups of boiling water.
Stir until the butter mixture dissolves.
Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs.
Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and serve.
Hot Chocolate Seduction
1 1/2 cups whole milk or half-and-half
1/2 cup vanilla syrup
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
1 vanilla bean
6 oz. white chocolate, chopped
2 oz. white chocolate liqueur
2 oz. Triple Sec
marshmallows for garnish
1. Pour milk, vanilla syrup and salt into
a medium-size saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring,
until the mixture is hot. Do not boil.
2. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add
the seeds to the saucepan.
3. Add the white chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted
and the mixture is smooth. Don't rush this step by turning up the
heat, or the white chocolate may seize. Stir in the liqueurs and
4. Pour the hot chocolate into four mugs and serve immediately, topped
Hot Chocolate Peppermint
1 quart milk (skim, 2 percent or whole) or half-and-half
6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped (recommended:
9 ounces peppermint schnapps
Whipped cream, for serving
6 peppermint sticks, for serving
Heat 1 cup of the milk in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate,
stirring constantly, until melted. When the chocolate has melted,
increase heat to medium and add the remainder of the milk while whisking
rapidly. Do not allow to boil.
Serve in small cups fortified with a jigger (1 1/2 ounces) of peppermint
schnapps and a dollop of whipped cream. Add a peppermint stick to
If transporting in a thermos, heat thermos up with hot water to get
it warm for 1 minute. Pour water out and fill with hot chocolate.
(Hot, spiced Wine): Perfect for after a ski session, this German
drink is typically enjoyed in the winter season to warm up. The
name literally means “glowing wine”; however, there
are many variations of the name and drink throughout the world,
especially in Europe where it is most popular.
1 bottle red wine (the cheaper the better)
4 oz. water
2 oz. sugar
1 stick of cinnamon
1 tbsp. lemon peel
1 tbsp. orange peel
Boil the sugar and spices in water, and let them soak for half an
hour. Then, strain the water and mix with wine. Heat, but don't
boil. Float lemon and orange peels on top. Garnish with a cinnamon
stick and genießen Sie!