Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tie One On Tuesday

BRRRRRR! It's cold outside...and inside. Our furnace is still on the fritz, but that's no reason for me to worry. I can just whip up a few warm beverages and sit by the fire with OMP and the pups. Let's see...warm drinks...

Ah! The first is a real eye opener. I have to start the day off right. Now, this one doesn't have any hooch in it, but it's still delicious. This recipe comes from Food Network's wonderful super cute Anne Thornton. I can't believe how easy and brilliant this recipe is.
Anne's Spiced Coffee
8 scoops ground coffee
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon orange zest
Fill a coffee filter with the above ingredients and brew. SOOOO yummy!

Alrighty then, the day is wearing on and I'm still cold!  A nice hot toddy will take the edge off, but not just any hot toddy-how about a Hot Baked Apple Toddy.
2 oz whisky
1 teaspoon sugar
apple cider
dash of cinnamon and a dash of clove
Coat the bottom of the mug with honey.
Add whisky and then fill with warm apple cider.
Add dash of cinnamon and clove and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Oh looky! Here comes the furnace repairman! Oh Mr. Repairman-you need a big hug! You need a little Brotherly Love.
1 1/2 oz. gin
3/4 oz Licor 43 or a similar vanilla/spice liquer
3/4 oz simple syrup
4 oz steam milk
nutmeg for garnish
Pour gin, Licor 43 and simple syrup into a mug and stir.
Add steam milk and nutmeg.

Awwww yeah, all nice and toasty from the inside out. A nice warm blanket, a warm puppy and OMP by my side. Who needs that stupid gas furnace-I've got my love to keep me warm.


Anonymous said...

That coffee drink sounds to die for...it's pretty cold here in T.O. too but mostly rainy and gray--got the tunes cranked up and am dancing around the house like a lunatic...hope this counts as cardio?! *wink*
Have a beautiful cuddly day!xo

Mandie said...

Great recipes Pam! Thank you so much for the matchbox. You are my number one!! Merry Christmas to you and yours