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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.
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.
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.