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3 Cold Weather Cocktail Recipes from Jon of Beantown Drinks

Posted by Michelle Zippelli  February 11, 2013 06:22 PM

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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

Fizz_2.jpg- 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)

hotwhiskey.jpg- 2 oz. bourbon or Irish whiskey
- 4 oz. boiling water
- 1 barspoon honey (optional)
- 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice (optional)
- lemon wedge with cloves inserted and cinnamon stick for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a warmed mug and stir to combine. Garnish. Full post here.

3. Milk Punch

milkpunch.jpg- 1.5 oz bourbon
- 1 oz milk
- 1 oz half-and-half
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar, sifted
- dash vanilla extract
- grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick for garnish

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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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.
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