Monday, October 22, 2012

Tie One On Tuesday

Fall has finally decided to visit us in the Pacific Northwest. The rain is back! I love the rain till about....ummm...March, then it can go away.  I believe that I need to have a beverage or two to celebrate the rain, the leaves changing and the cooler temperatures. 

Wanna know what's good in the morning? Cinnamon toast. Wanna know what's better on a blustery day? Cinnamon Toast cocktail.

Cinnamon Toast
1 1/4 ounce spiced rum
1 cup warm apple cider
Mix the rum and the cider. Pour into a mug. Yep, that easy!

Still feeling a chill? How about a warm old fashion?

Old Fashion
2 oz  bourbon
dash of  bitters
1 sugar cube
1 orange slice
1 maraschino cherry
club soda
hot water
Place one sugar cube into the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters directly to the sugar cube as much as possible.
Add one orange slice, one cherry, and a splash of soda and muddle thoroughly. Remove the pulp
Add 2 ounces of Bourbon, top off with warm water. 

Maybe you don't need something warm cause you are already smokin' hot! Ouch! In that case, I have something for the sweet side of you. A nice little early Halloween cocktail. 

Candy Cornatini
1 oz  Tequila
½ oz butterscotch schnapps
½ oz Crème de Cacao
2 oz fresh orange juice
1 tsp dark cocoa
4 pieces candy corn
Rim a martini glass with orange juice then cocoa powder.
In a shaker, add tequila, butterscotch schnapps, crème de cocoa and orange juice.
Add ice and shake well.
Strain into prepared martini glass.
Garnish with a toothpick of candy corns. 

YUMMY! Spirits to warm you body and soul. A little sweet, a little spicy, a whole lot of yum. Just like me! Happy fall everyone!

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