Mighty Fine Hot Spiced Wine
Who in their right mind doesn’t enjoy a glass of warmed goodness this time of year? Ditch the mulled cider to the curb and go to town on your next exploratory toddy! Red wine and kirsch (a brandy made from cherries) are the base for this yummy seasonal drink, laced with citrus and spices.
Prep time: 15 min | Yield: 12 servings
2 bottles light-bodied red wine
1 1/4 cups sugar
Zest of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
3 black peppercorns, crushed
2 cardamom pods, crushed
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Feeling under the weather? Try this cold-busting potion, coupled with a night or two of restful sleep and you are good to go… But, go slow on seconds!
Yield: 1 serving
5 ounces hot brewed Earl Grey tea/li>
2 ounces B&B Liqueur
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon honey
Freshly grated nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
In a snifter or glass mug, stir the tea with the B&B, lemon and orange ...
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Make Some Noise
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