Spicy Mulled Cider

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 13, 2014

A family friendly way to celebrate the holidays!  Mulled cider is a must once the weather turns cool and this recipe will warm you, and a room full of friends, to the core.

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups fresh apple cider, 4 whole star anise pods, 1/2 tsp. whole allspice berries, 1 tsp. whole cloves 1 5-inch Ceylon cinnamon stick 4 white cardamom …

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Hot Cranberry Orange Cider

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 6, 2014

One of my favorite holiday flavors-cranberries and orange. Love em for muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread loaves! Here’s a family friendly flavorful warmer-upper, or with the addition of rum or vodka can be made into an adults only libation. However, don’t add the booze, until you’re ready to serve this drink.

Ingredients: 4 whole cloves,3 cups cranberry juice cocktail,4 allspice berries 1/4 …

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Hot Buttered Rum

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 29, 2014

Next to egg nog, this libation is a holiday tradition in many homes—Hot Buttered Rum— Spiced rum drinks are especially popular during the winter months. Charles Coulombe, author of Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World, writes that rum has always been an “important component of American holiday celebrations”, and given the Puritanical ban on outright …

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The Vixen

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 22, 2014

This is the cover beverage of this year’s Imbibe Magazine holiday issue. Mediocre cranberry juice is claimed to be the inspirtation behind this festival holiday punch.

Ingredients: 3 cups of vodka, 12 oz. rosemary infused cranberry juice, 8oz. Aperol, 4oz. simple syrup, 2oz. fresh lemon juice, 2 cups soda water, Garnish–frozen cranberries and lemon wheels.

PREPARATION:

Rosemary-Cranberry Juice Preparation: 48 oz (4-12 …

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The Maple Orchard

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 15, 2014

A simple cocktail with fall’s best ingredients, and flavors, just in time for holiday gatherings.

Ingredients: 4 oz bourbon, 4 oz. apple puree, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. maple syrup,1/4 tsp. cinnamon, apple slices & cinnamon sticks for garnish [optional]

Preparation: Core, peel, and quarter apples. Puree in blender until the consistency is smooth like apple sauce. Add bourbon, lemon juice, maple …

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