Cold Weather Cocktails

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In just a few weeks these fluctuating temperatures will be gone and we here in Marshall Township will be cozying up nice and warm in our brand new pieces of real estate in PA. And with the colder weather coming in to stay, there is nothing like relaxing in a nice warm Pittsburgh house and enjoying a tasty holiday cocktail. This is why we here at Venango Trails are deciding to share with you a few of our favorite cold weather cocktails recipes from HGTV.

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Weather Cocktails

  1. Hoppin’ Hot Scotch

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. butterscotch schnapps
  • 8-10 oz. hot chocolate (made with either water or milk)
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • 1/2 oz. amaretto (optional, but gives off a warm almond aroma)

Preparation

  • Grab an irish drinking mug
  • Mix in scotch, followed by pre-made hot chocolate
  • Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
  1. Hot Hard Apple Cider

Ingredients

  • 8-10 oz. spiced rum
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • juice of one large orange
  • juice of one large lemon
  • 3 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice berries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise pods

Preparation

  • Get a large pot
  • Mix all of the ingredients in the pot, except for the spiced rum
  • Let the ingredients simmer for 10 minutes on the stove
  • Keep the ingredients over a low heat while adding the rum
    • To keep the cider usable for nondrinkers, add 2 oz. of rum to individual cups in lieu of adding the rum in the entire pot
  1. Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 4 oz. hot milk (use hot water for a lighter texture)
  • 2 oz. dark rum (l prefer Myers’s for its richness)
  • 1 Tbs. butter (not margarine)
  • Ground nutmeg

Preparation

  • Warm a mug by heating hot water in it
  • When water is piping hot, empty the mug
  • Pour the hot milk into the mug and stir in the brown sugar
  • When the brown sugar is dissolved, mix in the rum
  • Gently float the butter atop the drink
  • Sprinkle nutmeg over the melting butter

 

This holiday season you should enjoy your brand new housing in Pittsburgh. Invite over some family, invite over some friends, and relax in your beautiful new Venango Trails home. It’s the perfect place, the perfect time of year, and with these delicious recipes, you’ll have the perfect evening! For more scrumptious cold weather cocktail recipes, visit the HGTV website, here: http://bit.ly/1iKukFq

And remember, drink responsibly!

 

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