Hot Cocktails for Cold Weather

Here are my versions of three cool weather cocktails that are great sitting nest to a fire in a your buffalo robe, but can easily be scaled to make plenty for everyone on the river on your next fishing trip or at the next tailgate party this fall/winter.

Here is what you’ll need and how you’ll make them.

Whiskey River Hot Toddy

3oz boiling water

2oz Real Spirits Rye whiskey

3/4oz Honey

1/2oz lemon juice

1tsp Rooibos tea

Steep the tea in boiling water for 3 minutes. Rooibos is an herbal tea, so there is no over steeping. The tea adds a nuance of sweet beach wood and complexity to this classic cocktail. Next add the whiskey, honey and lemon juice to your mug and top it off with the tea stir with a cinnamon stick and add a star anise for garnish.

The Golden Fleece:

1 1/2oz Totem

3oz Warm milk

1 tsp Chamomile tea

1 tsp Golden Milk powder

My personal favorite. Gently warm milk in a small sauce pan, stirring constantly. after warmed remove from heat. in a mug, add hot water chamomile tea and golden milk powder using a cinnamon stick, gently stir in the honey. Steep tea for 5 minutes, remove tea bag, pour Totem into a copita and light on fire, pour the flaming Totem into the tea add the warm milk and grate fresh nutmeg over the top. **FYI, I won the Howler Brother’s cocktail contest with this winter warmer in 2020

Manzana de Cajeta Cider: (caramel apple cider)

2oz of rum

3oz apple cider

1tsp Cajeta caramel

1 pinch of cinnamon

1 pinch of salt

Whip cream top

Warm the apple cider in the microwave for 1 minute add the cajeta caramel, rum and pinch of cinnamon and salt stir with a cinnamon stick and top with whip cream.

Pro Tip #1 – When I am making a larger quantity, I’ll just multiply the the ingredients to the number of people and add it to my 460z YETI Rambler bottle. I also pair my bottle with the Rambler bottle 5oz Cap for easy pourability

Pro Tip #2 – Fill your mug or or YETI with hot water while you make the drink. This will heat up you’re vessel and keep your drink hotter longer.

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