Articles Tagged: Hot Drinks

Happy National Coffee Day

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It’s time to get your buzz on and for once we don’t mean with booze (but, honestly, coffee and booze are a pretty good combo). September 29th is National Coffee Day so it’s time to get caffeinated!

In honor of National Coffee Day, we have been scouring our minds and the web for some fun coffee facts!

The top coffee drinkers in the world are the Americans, French and Germans. According to Yahoo Answers, the … Read more

Irish Coffee

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First originating in the 1940s at the Port of Foynes, in the West of Ireland, by chef Joe Sheridan. Wanting to warm a some weary American passengers, Joe added some whiskey to there glass.  When they inquired what sort of coffee it was, Joe replied, “Irish Coffee”.  The drink became a staple at near by Shannon Airport, where it was discovered by San Francisco travel writer, Stanton Delaplane.  Delaplane was so taken by the cocktail, … Read more

Warm Wishes

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I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful holiday event last week at a quaint speakeasy-style bar called The Basement Tavern at Victoria in San Monica, California. April Gallegos, the Marker’s Mark Distillery Diplomat for Southern California, conducted a tasting of unaged to overaged bourbon and shared some history and background on the brand. Have you ever wondered what the “SIV”, the star and the circle mean on a Mark’s Mark label? I learned that … Read more

Hot Buttered Brugal

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Ingredients:
2 oz Brugal Añejo Rum
1 teaspoon of honey
½ teaspoon of butter
4 oz hot apple cider
½ oz Allspice dram by St. Elizabeth 

Directions:
Place boiling water into Irish coffee mug or goblet to heat glass while preparing drink and cover the open of glass to really keep hot.  In mixing glass add rum, honey, butter, cider and allspice dram.  Stir vigorously then pour into heated mug, grate fresh cinnamon on top … Read more

Happy National Hot Toddy Day!

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Hot toddies make the perfect drink for wet or cold weather! There are lots of different ways to prepare the traditional cocktail from the Northern British style of boiling water, whisky with sugar or honey to the Southern style that uses hot tea instead of water. 

To help us celebrate National Hot Toddy Day, our friends over at Tequila REVOLUCION showed us how to put a twist on the classic toddy. Enjoy!

    Amor Caliente — 

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Amor Caliente

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Revolucion Blanco
.5 oz Luxardo Amaretto
.5 oz orange juice
.5 oz honey

Directions:
Build ingredients in glass of your choice — we like an Irish coffee mug.  Add 2.5 oz. of very hot water from the kettle.  Stir.  Add “horsesneck” long orange peel studded with dried cloves. 

Courtesy of Tequila Revolucion.Read more

Spiced Toddy Revolucion

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1.5 oz Revolucion Reposado
.25 oz Allspice Dram
.5 oz maple syrup
.5 oz orange juice

Directions:
Build ingredients in glass of your choice. Add 3 oz. of very hot water from the kettle. Stir.  Garnish with an orange peel under a floating star of anise.

Courtesy of Tequila Revolucion. … Read more

Tequila Romero

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Ingredients:
2 oz Revolucion Anejo
.5 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz rosemary-infused honey*

Directions:
Build ingredients in glass of your choice. Add 2.5 oz. of very hot water from the kettle. Stir. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary pierced through a lemon half wheel.

*To make rosemary-infused honey, dissolve honey in hot water on the stovetop in a ratio of 1:1. Let cool for an hour with a bunch of rosemary in the pot. The … Read more

January is National Hot Tea Month

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January is National Hot Tea Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to jump right in and start enjoying some piping hot cocktails!

Tea dates as far back as the 10th century and has been a popular beverage in many cultures. It’s packed with antioxidants, flavonoids and has even been proven to improve the body’s natural defenses against bacteria and viruses. So, while you’re digging into these recipes remember that you’re also doing Read more

New Year’s Cheer

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
3 ounces brewed chai tea.
Raw brown sugar
Cinnamon stick

Preparation:

    Brew a pot of chai tea.
    Add two teaspoons of raw brown sugar for each cup of tea. Stir until dissolved.
    Pour chai tea and Baileys Original Cream into a coffee mug.
    Stir with cinnamon stick.

courtesy Baileys Original Irish Cream… Read more

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