Fine Wine & Good Spirits: Cold Weather Drinks

Pete Banasick from Fine Wine & Good Spirits shares some drink recipes perfect for the cold weather months!

Bulleit Hot Toddy

·         1 ¼ oz Bulleit Bourbon or Rye

·         1 tsp fine grain sugar

·         2 small cloves

·         1 ½ oz boiling water

Combine all ingredients in a mug; stir and serve.


Warm Winter Mulled Wine (Serves six)

·         1-750 mL bottle Apothic Red

·         3 oz E&J Apple Brandy

·         3 Tbsp DeKuyper Triple Sec

·         1 oz maple syrup

·         ½ c cranberries

·         1 Red Delicious apple, cut into rings

·         1 cinnamon stick, broken

·         1 star anise

·         1 strip lemon peel

·         1 strip orange peel

·         3 cardamom seeds

Bundle the last five ingredients in a tea diffuser or cheesecloth and place into a medium pot. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a low simmer over medium heat. Serve in heat-safe mugs and garnish with 2-3 cranberries and a sprig of rosemary, if desired.


Hot Peppermint Patty

·         1 oz Rumple Minze

·         ½ oz dark crème de cacao

·         6 oz hot chocolate

·         1 tsp green crème de menthe

Combine first three ingredients in a heat-safe mug; stir gently. Top with whipped cream, and drizzle with green crème de menthe.


Awesome American Coffee

·         1½ oz Brown Jug Bourbon Cream

·         ½ oz coffee liqueur

·         ½ oz bourbon

·         6 oz hot coffee

·         Whipped cream

·         Ground cinnamon

Combine first four ingredients in a heat-safe mug; stir gently. Garnish with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

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