Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Warm ups

      No this isn't a winter work out routine. Winter here in Canada is snowy, cold and can seem to stretch on forever. Undaunted, we're out skating, skiing, snowshoeing, riding in sleighs, tobogganing and snow mobiling. We just don't seem to know enough to come out of the cold. When the temperature outside drops and you're chilled to the bone, it's the perfect time to curl up with something warm to drink. Mulled wine and cider are nice, but here are some other recipes with coffee, tea or hot chocolate that are guaranteed to help put the colour back in your cheeks.

Mom and Dad's farm, winter in the Ottawa valley

      Coffee cocktails have been around for ages and are a perfect finish to a good meal. Gather around with family and friends, relax and enjoy.The following is a list of the ones I have made. I have also included  a recipe for the tea drinkers in the crowd and the hot toddy is a classic apres ski. 


Winter Warm-ups

Coffee Drinks

After Eight - Kahlua, white crème de Menthe
B-51 –Kahlua, Bailey’s, Frangelico
B-52 – Kahlua, Bailey’s, Grand Marnier
B- 53 – Kahlua, Baileys, Vodka
B-54 – Kahlua, Bailey’s, Tequila
Chocolate Hazelnut - Kahlua, Frangelico
C S Cowboy or Buttery Nipple – Bailey’s, Butterscotch Schnapps
Irish – Irish whiskey, Irish Mist 4:1
Irish Monk or Nutty Irishman - Bailey’s, Frangelico
Jamaican or Island- Dark or Spiced rum, Kahlua
Mudslide – Kahlua, Bailey’s, Vodka
Nose warmer – Tia Maria, Frangelico, Bailey’s, Grand Marnier
Spanish – Brandy, Kahlua
Blueberry tea - Grand Marnier, Amaretto. Garnish with orange slice

Hot Drinks
Hot Toddy- Rum/Rye, lemon, honey, boiling water. Garnish with lemon wheel and cinnamon stick.

     The recipes for the coffee drinks are all mixed 1:1 unless otherwise indicated and are served at 2 oz, now you can put all that effort of learning fractions to good use. They are usually served with a sugar rim and topped with whipped cream. You can substitute hot chocolate for coffee in all of the recipes. Garnish with coffee beans, chocolate syrup, candy canes, the designer butterscotch ones are amazing, and cherries or just leave them plain, the choice is yours.  All of the recipes are based on shooters, a uniquely Canadian thing,  so if you are looking for a more direct warm up ...

Me, Wayne and Pierre enjoying an after work beverage
Wayne, is the person who introduced me to Blueberry tea, that's what were having in the photo

      Blueberry tea is usually served in an over sized brandy snifter, no sugar rim just the orange wheel.

     I like hot toddies when I have a cold. I'm not sure if they help the cold but after a few, I just don't care anymore. LOL

     A whole bunch more reasons to get out in the Canadian winter, enjoy.

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