cold snap cocktail

February 4, 2014

cold snap

we had a few requests for this cocktail recipe yesterday via instagram, so i figured i’d share it with y’all real quick. ask and you will receive my friends!

the weather here has been jumping back and forth like crazy for the last few weeks. within a three day period we will have freezing temperatures with sleet only to be followed up by sunshine and 75 degrees. it’s maddening. i can’t pack up my closet because i’m switching back and forth so damn much. this part of texas winters is really more a series of cold snaps than anything else, hence the name of this cocktail.

the cold snap

1 ½ oz spiced rum (like sailor jerry)
½ tsp honey
2 oz spiced apple cider
1 oz red wine*
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice green apple

stir or shake the spiced rum and honey in a shaker until the honey has dissolved completely. add in the cider, wine, cinnamon stick and star anise with a few ice cubes and shake vigorously. strain into your glass of choice and retrieve your cinnamon and star anise for added flavor then garnish with a thin slice of green apple, which will make a nice boozy snack once you’ve finished your drink.

*note: for your red wine, you don’t want anything too bold. for this one we used a local barbera, and finished the bottle on its own with dinner.

(makes 1 drink)

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