Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cold Weather Warmers!

In cold weather nothing tastes better than a hot, warming drink. Now, I live in Northern California so what I consider to cold I admit is somewhat wimpy by most standards. It's been highs in the 40's and 50's for over a week and today it is raining. For us that equals articlly cold. Anywhat my first favorit, which my mother tells me is called a "Stonewall Jackson" after the famous Civil War general pictured below is delicious!

To make a "Stonewall Jackson combine 2oz. of Markers Mark with 5oz. of hot apple cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and some orange zest. Enjoy!
My personal favorite is called a "Stagecoach". I first discovered these at the Times Square Marriott hotel in New York City. I went to college in Connecticut and every December my parents would come to NYC and I would ride the train in to meet them for a long weekend of theater going and shopping. So much fun!

Anyway, to make a "Stagecoach" you take 20z of Bailys Irish Cream, 1oz of pepermint schnaps and mix it with 5 oz. of hot chocolate. Add marshmellows and stir with a pepermint stick. Really yummy.

I have also been told by my sis that if you put 2oz of vodka into a Starbucks Grande White Mocha it taste just like a hot White Russian. I haven't tried that one yet but admit that it sounds great! Do you have any favorite winter warmers? If so I'd love to hear so please share! Stay warm my friends!

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