Hot New Year’s Apple-Pear Cider:

Posted by Mr BBQ on January 3, 2015

Let’s start out the “Q” Year with a healthy, warmer-upper that the whole family can enjoy. Lots of great Vitamin C in this sipper. It’s a good for you libation to start off the year.

Ingredients: 2 qts. apple cider, 1 quart pear juice, 1/4 cup white sugar, 10 whole cloves, 6 whole allspice, 4 cinnamon sticks. Lemon and/or orange slices …

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The Prince of Wales–

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 27, 2014

Sweet champagne, muddled pineapple, and warming rye whiskey form the basis for this pre-Prohibition era cocktail. The recipe for this version comes from New York City bar and restaurant The Beagle.


INGREDIENTS: 1 1-inch cube of pineapple, 1/4 oz. simple syrup, 1/2 oz. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. maraschino liqueur, 1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey, Champagne, to top,Lemon twist, to garnish,6 ice …

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Posted by Mr BBQ on December 20, 2014

My buddy Dan Sweet came up with this version of the holiday classic libation. He swears that its superior to the pre-made variety becasue this Egg Nog is freshly made.

A couple of things to note before I give you the recipe:

This is a “top shelf” eggnog. The prices for the bottles can be high, but it has really seemed worth …

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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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