Two cool-weather favorites meld into one in this brandy-spiked warmer.
1/2 gallon fresh apple cider
2 small navel oranges, halved and thinly sliced
4 oz. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
10-12 cinnamon sticks
2 cups apple brandy
Garnish: apple wedge and cinnamon stick
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add orange slices and brown sugar, cooking until slices caramelize. Add remaining ingredients, except apple brandy, and stir until hot. Remove from heat, stir in apple brandy and pour into snifter or glasses. Serves 8.
While the Irish coffee and the Spanish coffee dominate the realm of alcohol infused coffee drinks, good American bourbon often gets overlooked as an ingredient. Bourbons offer big vanilla and caramel overtones and some even offer notes of cinnamon and spice, making it a perfect complement to coffee. If you are looking for a new fall warmer this year, look no further than Kentucky Coffee. Featuring the natural spiciness of Wild Turkey 101 and sweetened with just a touch of Wild Turkey's American Honey liqueur this all-American coffee drink will keep you warm on a wet fall night.
Many bourbon lovers occasionally spike a cup of coffee with a slug from their favorite bottle; the Revolver is the same flavor principle in reverse, putting the bold bite of the whiskey up front and rounding out the flavor with coffee and the brightness of orange peel. If you're a bourbon drinker, the Revolver is one cocktail worth getting to know
Introduced by San Francisco bartender Jon Santer around 2003, the Revolver was originally made with the rye-heavy Bulleit Bourbon (Bulleit, Revolver—get it?), which has a spicy spark that's accented with orange bitters and buffered by a dose of rich coffee liqueur.
So my buddy Billy Bob, of the Bait & Tackle fame, purchased a bottle of Everclear. Thought he'd have some fun with it. He did some research and found this Libation recipe for it:
INGREDIENTS: 1oz each of Everclear, Bailey's Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps, Kahlua, Ameretto.
PREPARATION: In a bar mixing glass filled with ice, all of the ingredients and stir to blend. Pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a small sprig of mint.