With the wind and snow blowing outside and the certain prospect of being home bound tomorrow, it is time to dust off some quick hot drinks.
Most Complicated but Best
My personal favorite comes from a rare book I own called “Cocktails Collectors Edition” (I can’t find any available anywhere in the US) This particular hot drink is called Black Gold. The ingredients are as follows:
- 4 oz black coffee
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Baileys
1/2 oz Frangelico
Just dump the first four ingredients, add the whipped cream and sprinkle it with chocolate and ground cinnamon.
If all you have around the house is Baileys, then try the classic Bailey’s Irish Coffee.
- 1 oz Baileys
1 teaspoon brown sugar
If you don’t have Baileys but have Frangelico, then substitute that for the Baileys and sugar for a really fantastic drink. Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur. The Frangelico bottle is the one that has the monk’s rope belt around the middle of the bottle. If you squint your eyes, or just drink enough, you can see the profile of the friendly monk. If you don’t have Baileys or Frangelico, but have rum, then 1/2 to 1 oz (to your personal preference) of rum works as well. If you don’t have any of that, then you really didn’t get ready for this blizzard, did you?
Non-alcoholic Drinks. For those who don’t want the alcohol, my favorite alternative is the Chai Tea Latte. You should have an espresso maker with a wand for this to make it right, though.
- 6 oz brewed Chai tea
6 oz steamed soy milk
1 oz of Chai tea flavoring or sugar to taste.