Autumn Cocktails to warm you up!
Hot "Rasapple-Rum" Cider
The cozy and warm aroma of this cider not only
fills the room but possibly the soul as well.
1 cup apple cider (use organic if you can)
1-1/2 oz. Mount Gay rum
1 oz. raspberry syrup
1 tsp. Chambord (a raspberry-....flavored liqueur)
1 Tbs. grated orange zest
3 whole cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Add cider raspberry syrup, orange zest, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom into a small saucepan. Heat but do not boil. When steam begins to rise, remove the cloves. Pour the mixture into a coffee mug. Add rum and stir.
Positively Warm Apple Pie
Like your apple pie warm? While in Positano, Italy, my good friend Arturo introduced me to this great holiday cocktail that uses Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spice and vanilla.
6 oz. apple cider (heated)
2 oz. Tuaca liqueur
Pinch cinnamon and nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
In a glass coffee mug or heat-resistant goblet, combine your heated cider and Tuaca. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Add cinnamon stick.
My Mama's Marvelous Mulled Wine
This mulled wine tastes just like the kind my mama used to make. Now don't forget the ladle, and you're ready to enjoy this centuries-old delight.
2 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon
1/2 cup brown sugar
12 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
2 cups port (a sweet Portuguese wine)
2 cups brandy
Combine all the ingredients, except the port and brandy, into a large copper or cast-iron pot (not aluminum). Simmer while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add port and brandy. Heat for 30 seconds. Pour all into a large heat-resistant bowl or leave it in the pot.
All recipes from Fine Living
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