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Après-Ski Hot Cocoa

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

January 11th is National Milk Day AND National Hot Toddy Day. Who says we can’t celebrate both with one drink!! One of my favorite après-ski Hot Toddies is hot cocoa with a shot of Rumple Minze and fresh whipped cream!

I keep a flask of Rumple Minze in my ski pack for such occasions BUT home made hot cocoa is the bomb! Below is the recipe I used since the 80’s, you can read more about it in That Time I lived in a Ghost Town.

If you are like most of us ‘Fresh from the cow” milk is not available, so to get that rich flavor use whole milk and replace a little of it with heavy whipping cream. SURE it is full fat, but you earned it!

To modernize this recipe I use my Deluxe Cooking Blender, add all the ingredients except the vanilla, and press the pre-programmed sauce button. When the blender beeps, add the vanilla and give it a pulse.

Pour your cocoa in a warm mug and add an ounce or so of Rumple Minze .

To top off the concoction I make some whipped cream in my Pampered Chef Whipped Cream Maker, it only takes in a minute. Best part is I can add a bit of flavor to is by adding my favorite spirit.

Treat yourself to this yummy Hot Toddy after any cold day, skiing not required.

‘From Scratch’ Hershy’s Hot Cocoa

This is the recipe I used from the can of cocoa to make hot chocolate from milk fresh from the cow.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocp;ate, Hot Drinks
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: TetonTrekker
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Medium Saucepan

Ingredients

  • ¾ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Cups Fresh Whole Milk Mix in the layer of cream before measuring
  • Cup Hot Water
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • Dash Salt
  • ¼ Cup Hershey's Cocoa

Instructions

  • Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to
    boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes.
  • Add milk; stir and heat until hot. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat; add
    vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy. About six 6-ounce servings.

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Wyoming Hot Pot

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Last summer while at the local Peoples Market, I visited a booth that sold bitters made locally, Bear Root Bitters. I’m now a huge fan and I have several of their varieties but the Habanero Ginger is my favorite and I wanted to find a cocktail to fit it into.

I looked up what cocktails used bitters and the Champagne Cocktail caught my eye. I switched the cognac to my favorite whiskey, Wyoming Whiskey. I didn’t like the texture from the sugar cube so I went with simple syrup.

After much experimentation with booze balances, garnishes, rimmers, etc I had a brainstorm over a hot cherry and came up with the Habanero Cherry concoction. Perhaps it was the cocktails speaking to me, but it came out perfect for this cocktail. I hope you enjoy.

Wyoming Hot Pot

This drink is a play on a Champagne Cocktail, but Wyoming style.
Prep Time7 d
Mixing the Cocktail5 mins
Total Time7 d 5 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bear Root Bitters, Habanero Cherry, Sparkling Wine, Wyoming Whiskey
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 180kcal
Author: TetonTrekker

Equipment

  • 2 Iced Martini Glasses
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Measuring Shot Glass

Ingredients

Habanero Cherries

  • 1 Jar Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Habanero Chili Fresh
  • Sweet Vermouth

Spirits

  • 8 oz Prosecco or Sparkling Wine Not too dry
  • 1 oz Wyoming Whiskey https://www.wyomingwhiskey.com/

Pantry

  • ½ oz Simple Syrup Adjust for sweetness
  • 2 Squirts Bear Root Habanero Ginger Bitters https://www.bearrootbitters.com/

Other

  • Ice

Instructions

Habanero Cherries

  • Pour out ½ the liquid from the cherries.
  • Remove the seeds and stem from the Habanero and cut into 2 or 3 pieces.
  • Add the pepper pieces to the jar,
  • Fill to top of Cherries with the sweet vermouth.
  • Let sit in refridgerator for about a week.

Mixing The Cocktail

  • Half fill the shaker with ice.
  • Add 1 oz Wyoming Whiskey and ½ oz simple syrup to the shaker and shake.
  • Add a squirt of Bear Root Habanero Ginger Bitters to each chilled or frozen martini glass. (About half the provided dropper)
  • Divide the whiskey mix between 2 glasses.
  • Add 4 oz of the Prosecco to each glass.
  • Drop a Habanero Cherry in each glass.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Prosecco contains fewer calories per serving than most other types of alcohol. A 5-ounce serving of Champagne can have between 124 to 175 calories, while Cabernet Sauvignon has 175 calories in every 6 ounces.