Cocktails to Cozy Up With

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GRAB YOUR WARMEST fuzzy blanket, turn on a classic movie or read your favorite novel as you sip on one of these wintertime wonderments. Fireside moments and cool weather entice you to warm yourself up—from the inside out!

Put The Rum In The Coconut

3 ounces eggnog
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 ½ ounces coconut rum
½ ounce dark rum
Cinnamon sticks

Add eggnog, pineapple chunks and coconut rum to a blender with a few ice cubes and whip until frothy. Pour rum into a glass mug and add eggnog mixture. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a pineapple wedge, then sprinkle with nutmeg.

Hot Child In The City

1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey
½ ounce Swedish Punsch liqueur
1 Tablespoon cinnamon syrup
Hot brewed coffee
Whipped cream
Chai masala powder

Combine whiskey, Swedish Punsch liqueur and cinnamon syrup in a glass and stir. Slowly pour in hot coffee. Top with fresh whipped cream. Dust with chai masala powder.

Some Like It Hot

2 bottles hard pear cider (22-ounce bottles)
Zest of ½ medium orange, removed in large strips
2-inch piece of ginger, sliced into ¼-inch pieces
½ cup brandy
½ cup honey
Lemon slices for garnish
Cinnamon stick for garnish

Mix the cider, orange zest and ginger in a large pot. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Stir in the brandy and honey. Pour into heatproof mugs and garnish with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick. Serves 4.

Something About Mary

32 ounces tomato juice
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 lime, finely sliced
5 ounces vodka
¼ teaspoon celery salt
1-2 teapsoons Tabasco, to taste

Add the tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and a few slices of lime to the pan. Season with a little salt and pepper. Slowly bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes then stir in the vodka, celery salt and Tabasco. Garnish with a celery stick and the remaining lime slices. Serves 4.




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