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.


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

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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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.


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


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.

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving – The Canadian Stone Fence… Cocktail of the Week #9 –

week9_stonefenceIt’s Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and we’re just waking up from a traditional post turkey coma-nap. This year, at Madtini World Headquarters we decided to skip the traditional oven-baked bird, and prepared a delicious turkey pizza (photos here) – you can see all the delicious details here. But, of course we couldn’t ignore our self-appointed duty to provide the people of the internet with our weekly cocktail recommendation.

A quick Google search brought us to this list of cocktails assembled specifically for Canadian Thanksgiving. We were sold on the ‘Canadian Stone Fence’ when we saw that it included delicious Apple Cider.

So, its not going to be easy, but now it’s just a matter of staying awake until tonight’s episode. Remember today is all about the Turkey and not the Duck (for the love of god Peggy, smarten up!!)

The Canadian Stone Fence Cocktail (makes one cocktail)

  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz Canadian Club (Canadian whisky)
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup

Mix all the ingredients with cracked ice in a shaker or blender. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Cheers and take a moment to be thankful, but first pass those turkey leftovers over here buddy!