Madtini’s Hot Cocktails of Winter – Grand French Coffee

Grand French CoffeeOur ‘Hot Cocktails of Winter’ Series continues today with a touch of French sophistication. The aroma of the bitter orange cognac liqueur is subtle at first, but the taste and aroma of the Grand Marnier comes through clearly in every warm delicious sip.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz  Grand Marnier
  • hot coffee
  • Whipped cream

Preparation
Stir the whipped cream with a teaspoon of sugar, then place in fridge. Add the Grand Marnier to a warmed glass mug. Add the coffee then spoon in the whipped cream. Add 4 espresso beans to garnish.

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Madtini’s Hot Cocktails of Winter – Tequila CranApple Toddy

Tequila Cranapple ToddyOur ‘Hot Cocktails of Winter’ Series continues with a warm treat from south of the border. Combining apple cider, cranberry juice, tequila and a hint of orange.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz cups apple cider
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/4 oz triple sec

Preparation
Heat the cider and cranberry juice in a shallow saucepan. Remove from heat as steam begins to rise, do not boil. Add the tequila and triple sec. Pour into a warm mug and garnish with a twist of lime.

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Drink adapted from Food.com.

Madtini’s Hot Cocktails of Winter – Cinnamon Stick Cocktail

Cinnamon Stick CocktailToday’s ‘Hot Cocktail of Winter’ is the Cinnamon Stick Cocktail. The aroma of cinnamon from this drink  fills up the senses but doesn’t overpower the flavor of the drink at all. The taste of cinnamon arrives as a warm, subtle aftertaste within the warm apple cider. The taste of the spiced rum arrives on the tongue shortly after the cinnamon has faded away a bit. This drink is a great way to warm up your entire body and fill your senses with cinnamon aroma after a cold winter stroll.

As I examined my cinnamon stick I wondered, “where the heck does cinnamon come from?”

Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of the cinnamon trees. The trees are cut back allowing small shoots to develop at the base of the stump. The outer bark is peeled from these branches allowing access to the inner layer. This layer is removed and as it dries it curls into the cinnamon stick shape that we are familiar with.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Sailor Jerry spiced rum
  • 1 oz Goldschläger
  • Apple Cider

Preparation

Fill a mug with hot water and sit aside for a minute. Heat up apple cider in a shallow sauce pan, remove from heat before it boils. Empty the mug and quickly dry the inside. Add the spiced rum and Goldschläger to the warmed mug, then pour in the hot cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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Recipe adapted from Epicurious.

Madtini’s Hot Cocktails of Winter – Hot Spiced Butter Rum

Hot Spiced Butter RumToday is a perfect day to start our “Madtini Hot Cocktails of Winter” Series. Today, we woke up to several inches of fresh new snow, minus temperatures and a nose biting wind chill factor. Every few days over the next week or so, we’ll post a new drink that we’ve tried, that will hopefully do a little bit to take away the chill from our long cold winters. And a request to Madtini.com readers in warmer climates, we’re very open to opening up a Caribbean headquarters for Madtini.

Tonight’s ‘Hot Cocktail’ is the Hot Spiced Butter Rum, a smooth combination of spices, rum and ‘real’ butter. Cheers to warmer days

Ingredients

  • 2 oz of Sailor Jerry spiced rum
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp finely minced lemon rind
  • 3 pinches of cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Boiling water
  • tsp unsalted butter

Preparation

Start with light brown sugar, add ground cloves, cinnamon, diced lemon rind, nutmeg – then top it off with Sailor Jerry spiced rum, boiling water and a generous teaspoon of ‘real’ unsalted butter. Toss in a cinnamon stick to get things stirred up.

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Drink recipe adapted from Epicurious.