Hot alcoholic drink suggestions
Headed to the Patriots game on Sunday night and fully expecting to freeze my arse off. So, I thought I'd bring a hot beverage instead of drinking beer slushies. Any suggestions? The first ideas that came to me were either a hot toddy or coffee enhanced with a mix of Kahlua, Baileys, and Frangelico. But, is there anything I can make a Thermos of and bring to the game? I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!
Was at the game in Chicago last sunday and sustained myself on Hot Toddies. I'll be at this Sunday's game as well and plan to do the same thing. I prefer making mine with Irish Whiskey. What's nice is unlike a spiked coffee that you'll only want one or two of, you can make weaker HTs and nurse them all day.
The typical grog recipe has a 1:1 ratio of blackstrap rum to boiling water. A strong grog recipe has a 2:1 or even a 3:1 ratio of blackstrap rum to boiling water.
Lemon, nutmeg, and brown sugar are added for the vitamin content and flavor.
If you really wanted to go old school Royal Navy, you could add lemon juice, nutmeg, and sugar to hot, 80 proof blackstrap rum.
Pour half a cup of boiling water into a large mug, throw in a clove and wait three minutes. Pour in half a cup of anejo tequila. Sip slowly.
It's great when you think you are coming down with a cold.
I have no name for this, so call it what you want.
You had me at "hot toddy."
Seriously, mix the brown liquor of your choice with sugar, lemon juice, and boiling water to taste. Put it in the Thermos and you're good to go. What's not to like?
Sure, you could make a nice drink by muddling fennel slices and dill leaves in a vodka infusion of saffron and black pepper. (Actually, that's pretty tasty hot or cold.) But seriously, you're going to a football game. A hot toddy is as good as it gets.
I had a nice hot buttered rum last night:
1/4 cup hot water
1 oz old monk rum
1 oz Brugal anejo rum
fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg
healthy pat of butter
I know i am going to be made fun of for one ingredient, but bare with me....
1 gallon good apple cider
1/2 gallon of apple juice
2 cups brown sugar (you can add more later if you prefer)
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp fresh nutmeg
Bring it all to a simmer for 30 minutes so everything is incorporated, mulled and bubbly.
Then TURN OFF THE HEAT and let the mixture cool for 20-30 minutes, then add 1 750ml bottle of Everclear and 1/2 of a 750ml bottle of vodka. This will likely foam up so use a big pot. After any foaming subsides you can heat the whole thing back up to drinking temp and serve it up (or bottle in a thermos).
We call it Hot Apple Pie....but i know that name is used for many other recipes (including the Tuaca one listed above). The only thing i have seen my (non-drinking) mother get a little too tipsy on.