Good Day Cafe: winter cocktails

Good Day Cafe: winter cocktails

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MYFOXNY.COM - Egg nog and hot chocolate are synonymous with the holiday and cold weather season.

Mixologist Jeremy Strawn from Bo's and Blackhound Bar & Lounge prepared the tasty winter cocktails on Monday.

Homemade Eggnog

Serves 1

Ingredients

2oz Spiced Rum

1oz Heavy Cream

1oz Simple Syrup

1 whole egg

1/4 teaspoon of Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon

5 Drops Vanilla Extract

Garnish with burnt orange peel

Procedure

In the bowl blend the egg and simple syrup. Reserve.

In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the heavy cream, cinnamon, vanilla extract and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and simple syrup mixture. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat, stir in the rum. Garnish with the orange peel.

Spicy Hot Chocolate

Serves 2

Ingredients

1oz Silver Tequila

12oz Semi Sweet Chocolate

24oz Milk

1 cup of Sugar

2 Thai Chili Peppers (for garnish)

Procedure

Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until lukewarm, about 3-5 minutes; Stir chocolate and sugar into the warmed milk until dissolved. Add the Thai chili peppers and stir in the tequila.

Bitter Irish Coffee

Serves 1

Ingredients

2oz Jameson

6oz Fresh Coffee (prefer Americano)

2oz Bitter whipped cream (heavy cream, sugar, angostura bitters)

Procedure

Combine the brewed coffee and whiskey; then place the dollop of whipped cream on top.

English Tea Time

Yield 1 pot

Brew English Breakfast tea in a pot with Ginger, lemon, honey, mint

Spray Absinthe into Tea Cup

Add 1oz Gin, .5oz Aperol

Serve with Lemon Zest

Spiked Cranberry Cider

Serves 1

Ingredients

4oz Housemade Cranberry Cider (see recipe below)

1.5oz Bison Grass Vodka ( or Regular Vodka is Fine)

Stir vodka into warm cranberry cider

For cranberry cider:

Blend the following ingredients and heat on the stovetop until warm (about five minutes):

2 quarts Apple Cider

6 cups Cranberry Juice

Cup of Fresh Cranberries

1 tsp. Nutmeg

1.5 tsp. Cinnamon

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

¼ cup Sugar

1 tsp. Star Anise

1 Orange (sliced)

Mulled Wine Hot Sangria

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 Bottle Cabernet

¼ cup Mount Gay Rum

1 tsp. Nutmeg

1 tbsp. Cinnamon

1 Strawberry, thinly sliced

1 Lemon, thinly sliced

1 Orange, thinly sliced

3 tbsp. Sugar

Splash of pomegranate juice

Combine wine, juice, rum, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat and heat until the sugar has melted. Add the orange, strawberry and lemon slices and let simmer for 5 minutes.


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