Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party SnacksBook - 2013
Detailed, in-depth chapters cover hot toddies, mulled wines, and mulled ciders; spiked hot chocolates, eggnogs, coffees, and teas; punches and pitchers for serving a crowd; and chilled winter cocktails that have a magical warming effect. Foolproof recipes for infused liquors, simple syrups, and from-scratch ingredients like Fresh Tomato Juice and Homemade Sour Mix make it easy to craft drinks from the bottom up. Plus, you'll find ideas for elegant cocktail party bites that make pairing drinks and snacks a snap.
Party prep is a breeze thanks to guides to pantry and fridge basics, the well-stocked bar, must-have tools, serveware, and glassware, plus tips for sourcing local and hard-to-find ingredients. Beautiful and instructive step-by-step photos explain essential techniques like muddling, prepping garnishes, making ice molds, and opening champagne. Whether you're throwing a party, lounging at a ski lodge, camping on a mountain, or just curling up with a good book on a blustery night, Winter Cocktails is sure to make the season bright.
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Only a decade or two ago, cider – as in hard apple cider - was a rarity at restaurants and autumn gatherings. But these days, the colonial and 19th-century favorite is very likely to be found on menus that feature craft beer and as a comforting flavor to add to cold weather festivities at home. Like wine, cider has a long and popular history, and, depending on its flavor, a mug of it can add… (more)
Why did John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, plant all those apple trees? Could settlers have loved crunchy apples, applesauce, apple jelly, and apple pie -that- much? No doubt they found many uses for them, but we usually leave something out when we teach about Johnny Appleseed at grade school, and that is that apples were a source of one of America's favorite local spirits - "hard" apple… (more)