Hot Buttered Apple Cider

Posted by Mr BBQ on October 4, 2014

Two cool-weather favorites meld into one in this brandy-spiked warmer upper. Great to enjoy on these cooling down fall evenings.

Ingredients: 1/2 gallon fresh apple cider, 2 small navel oranges, halved and thinly sliced 4 oz. butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 10-12 cinnamon sticks,2 cups apple brandy. Garnish: orange wheel and cinnamon stick.

Preparation:  In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt …

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The Apple Brandy Sour

Posted by Mr BBQ on September 20, 2014

Back on this date in 1774—one of the great legends of Americana was born in MASS. As a young boy, he spent many an hour in his family’s apple orchard–and it was that special place that inspired John Chapman to travel throughout the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky planting apple trees as he went. His birth today is the …

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KENTUCKY COFFEE

Posted by Mr BBQ on September 13, 2014

 We continue our focus on Bourbon Hertitage month with this pre-fall warmer-upper. While Irish coffee and Spanish coffee dominate the realm of alcoholic coffee drinks, good American bourbon often gets overlooked as an ingredient. Bourbons offer big vanilla and caramel overtones and some even offer notes of cinnamon and spice, making it a perfect complement to coffee. If you are looking for a …

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Lemon-Raspberry Refresher

Posted by Mr BBQ on September 6, 2014

Recent studies continue to show that the antioxident properties of raspberries are ten times the level of broccoli or tomatoes! Raspberries are the 2nd most popular fruit in the USA! A little tart, a little sweet-and oh so good! This recipe is per person!

Ingredients: 1.5 cups lemon sorbet or sherbert, ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries, 2oz. cranberry juice, 6oz. sparkling orange beverage.

Preparation: …

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The Classic Whiskey Sour

Posted by Mr BBQ on August 30, 2014

It’s Whiskey Sour Day! Day to celebrate this very classic cocktail-who’s origins go back to the 1880s. In fact, the recipe for making a whiskey sour first appeared in the book—-How to mix drinks, written by Jerry Thomas, and published in 1862. It’s a very easy cocktail to make with just four main ingredients. Originally made using brandy and egg …

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