Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hot Drinks for a Cold Snowy Day!

Russian Coffee

1/2 shot coffee liquor such as Tia Maria (preferred) or Kahlua

1/2 shot Frangelico

1/2 shot vodka (thus "Russian")

Hot coffee
Pour spirits into mug or coffee glass; top with hot coffee.
Jamaican Java

1 shot dark rum (Myers preferred)

1 shot dark creme de cacao

Hot coffee
Rim mug or coffee glass with lime juice, then sugar; pour in spirits and then hot coffee. Stir to mix, and top with real whipped cream and cinnamon before serving.
Hot Hopper

1/2 shot creme de menthe

1 shot white creme de cacao

1/2 shot Bailey's Irish Cream

Hot chocolate
Mix spirits in mug or coffee glass, add hot chocolate and top with whipped cream and mint leaf.
Toasted Almond

1 shot Amaretto

1 shot vodka

1/2 shot Kahlua

Half and half
Warm half and half in small saucepan over low heat until steaming. Add Amaretto, vodka and Kahlua. Stir to mix and serve.
Hot Chocolate Buttered Rum

1 1/2 shots dark rum

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 shot creme de cacao

Pat butter

2 whole cloves

Hot chocolate
Combine ingredients in small saucepan over low heat. Warm until steaming and butter and brown sugar have melted, stir to mix and serve.
Classic Hot Toddy

2 shots whiskey

1 shot simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated to make syrup, then cooled for mixed drinks)

4 cloves

Sprinkle cinnamon to taste

Sprinkle ground nutmeg to taste

Boiling water

Lemon slice

Cinnamon stick
Combine ingredients through nutmeg in mug or coffee glass. Add hot water, stir with cinnamon stick, garnish with lemon slice and enjoy.
Hot Nog

1 shot rum

1 shot brandy

Heated eggnog

Sprinkle cinnamon to taste
Heat eggnog in small saucepan over low heat until steaming. Add rum and brandy, stir to mix, pour into mug or coffee glass and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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