Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hot drink recipies pt 2

And as promised, here's the other 3 from

Vin Chaud
Courtesy of Noir Bar at Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA
  • 1 750ml bottle Pinot Noir
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup Cognac
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange peel
Combine wine, sugar, cardamom pods and cloves in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer, about 15 minutes. Strain out the spices by pouring the mixture through a cheese cloth. Add the Cognac to a mug and ladle the mulled wine over it. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange twist. Makes 4 drinks.

Happy Swallows
Courtesy of Willy Shine of 1534, New York City

  • 5 ounces black tea, brewed 
  • 2 ounces Disaronno 
  • ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice 
  • 3 rose petals 
Combine the hot tea, Disarrono and lemon juice into a coffee mug. Garnish with the rose petals.



Rum Ta Ta 
Courtesy of LOKaL, Chicago
  • 1 750ml bottle of white wine (sweet works best)
  • 10 cloves 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks 
  • 2 spoonfuls honey

In a saucepan, bring the wine to a simmer, about 10 minutes. When heated, the add cloves, cinnamon sticks and honey. Let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Let cool for 45 minutes before serving.


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