Even though our fun blizzard weekend has officially ended, there is no better time than Monday to start thinking about mid-week wintery cocktails. I know you probably ate and drank all weekend, but after two days of commuting back and forth in this post-Nemo slush, you're going to want a drink. It's science. Since I am no cocktail expert myself I consulted with Jon of Beantown Drinks for some cold weather cocktail suggestions from a trusted local source. This is what he came up with, and what you should be drinking this week:
1. Spiced Apple Bourbon Fizz
- 2 oz Spiced Apple Bourbon Whiskey*
- 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
- 4 oz Fresh apple cider
- Top with Seltzer (or any sparkling water)
- Garnish: Apple slice, fresh thyme sprig, cinnamon stick and fresh cranberries
Fill mason jar or pint glass up with ice. In a separate glass, add bourbon, ginger liqueur and apple cider together with no ice. Give the mixture a quick stir and then pour over the ice in your glass. Top with seltzer water and add garnish.
*This drink is really good with a straight bourbon whiskey, but is even better with an infused spiced-apple bourbon -- recipe for homemade infusion here.
2. Hot Whiskey (aka Hot Toddy)
Combine all ingredients in a warmed mug and stir to combine. Garnish. Full post here.
3. Milk Punch
Combine milk, half-and-half, and sugar in a pint glass; stir to dissolve sugar. Add bourbon, 1 cup cracked ice; cover with a shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into a highball glass full of ice and sprinkle nutmeg over top. Full post here.
Find Jon on twitter @BeantownDrinks
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About the authors
Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.