Cranberry-Orange Cider

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 3, 2012

One of my favorite holiday flavors-cranberries and orange. Love em for muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread loaves!

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 …

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Hot Buttered Rum

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on November 26, 2012

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”

Next to egg nog, this libation is …

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Dark Rum Spiced Cider

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on November 19, 2012

Rich and satisfying. Here’s a great adults only cider recipe for the holidays.

Ingredients: 8 allspice berries, 8 cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 lemon peels 3.5 inches by 1.5 inches. 1 quart unsweetened apple juce, 1 cup dark rum. Clove studded lemon peel for garnish.

Preparation: Place spices in a non-aluminum sauce pan. Add apple juice. Over high heat bring to steaming simmer.  …

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Kickapoo Joy Juice

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on November 12, 2012

In honor of Vetran’s Day, here’s a flash-back classic.

Pinned down along a broad stretch of coast for months, the American troops “were fixing up their own distilleries with barrels of dug-up vino, gasoline cans, and copper tubing from wrecked airplanes,” Mauldin recalled in his memoir “Up Front.” The result was a rough approximation of grappa.

“The doggies called it ‘Kickapoo Joy …

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Apple Splendor

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on November 8, 2012

This is a delicious HOT drink just in time to celebrate the fall apple harvest! Also great if you’re tailgating. Make ahead of time and place into a thermos to keep hot! Yummy!

Ingredients: 5 oz. cider, 2 oz. dark rum, 1 oz. maple syrup, ½ tsp. Lemon juice. Cinnamon sticks.

Preparation: In a saucepan, pour in all liquid ingredients. Heat to boiling point, …

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