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    Four Warm & Boozy Drinks for Spring

    Mar 02 2021

    Created by our team cocktail designer Amy Kruger, these warm and boozy drinks are sure to help cure your cabin fever. We feature her custom boozy cocktails in our trEats meals and foodie kits so you can always try something delicious! Here are four of our most popular warm cocktails and one mocktail! We hope you enjoy these boozy (and non-boozy) drinks while we wait for spring!

    Hibiscus Hot Toddy

    Hibiscus toddy

    Spiced Water:
    32 oz of Water
    3 Hibiscus Tea Bags
    1/4 tsp Ground Allspice
    3 Cardamom Pods (cracked)
    2 Star Anise
    1 inch of Ginger (chopped)
    1/4 of a Lemon

    For Each Mug Add:
    2 T Honey 
    2 oz Bourbon 
    1 Lemon Wheel

    In a small saucepan add the water, tea bags, spices, and ginger. Squeeze the juices of the quarter lemon into the spiced water and then drop it into the pot as well. Bring this mixture to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about ten minutes. Meanwhile, for our garnish, cut a lemon wheel to float in your drink. Add to your mug, 2 tablespoons of honey (this can vary depending on how sweet you like your drinks).  If you are serving this with alcohol, add the bourbon to the mug as well. Once the spiced water has simmered and the tea steeped, pour it into your prepared mug. Float your lemon wheel on top of the hot drink and enjoy. 

    Hot Curried Milk Mocktail

    Hot Curried Milk

    For the mocktail:
    8oz milk
    1 tsp curry simple syrup*
    1/2 tsp honey (more if you want it sweeter)
    Pinch of cinnamon
    Grated orange zest 

    *For the curry simple syrup:
    ½ c Sugar
    ½ c Water
    2T Honey
    2T orange juice
    4-5 inches of orange peel
    ½ t curry powder

    Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes before removing the orange zest.

    Make the cocktail:
    In a small saucepan, heat the milk, simple syrup, cinnamon and honey until hot. Pour into your serving glass or mug and sprinkle orange zest across the top.

    Shrub Hot Toddy

    Shrub Toddy

    1 oz dark rum or bourbon
    2 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1 tbsp honey
    1 oz plum shrub
    1/4 cup hot tea or water

    Put honey, lemon juice and the shrub in a warmed mug. Add hot water or hot tea and stir until the honey has dissolved. Add the rum or bourbon, stir then finish with a lemon slice. Make it a double?

    Hot Mokalatini/Chocolate Martini

    1-2 Tablespoons of Chocolate Syrup
    5 oz Milk

    Coat the back of a spoon with chocolate syrup and run it around the rim of your glass. Try to keep the bulk of the chocolate on the inner rim so if it begins to drip, it will run down the inside wall of the glass. Place about a tablespoon of the chocolate syrup inside the glass. You can use more or less syrup depending on your personal preference. 

    Heat the milk in a saucepan or milk frother. When hot, pour the milk into the serving glass and stir. If you were able to make foam, scoop some of that onto the top of your drink. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

    Chocolate Martini:

    2 oz Vodka
    2 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
    2 oz Creme de Cacao
    1T Chocolate Syrup

    This first step is optional. Coat the back of a spoon with chocolate syrup and run it around the rim of your glass. Try to keep the bulk of the chocolate on the inner rim so if it begins to drip, it will run down the interior wall of the glass. Drizzle a spoonful of syrup around the inside of your glass and set aside. 

    In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, Irish cream and the creme de cacao. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain into your prepared glass and serve. 


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