Here they come, cold. The middle of autumn, and in some regions of the country has long been the snow fell. Even here in the South and temperatures drop. Winter is coming, as he said some guys. And you have to be ready for it, because keeping your body warm is always very important. All that concerns food, and especially drinks. Silly now to drink outdoors with a cold beer, which will begin to tear your throat out as soon as I drink a couple of glasses. But if you want to drink, then what? Whiskey and Bourbon, of course, warm, but big gulps to drink not eat, but it means something really warm. So we have prepared a list of simple recipes for hot alcoholic beverages. They taste so good that will satisfy even our friends. And even for them it’s nice to see some winter movies. In General, present to you excellent options for these and subsequent cold weekend.
1. Pirate punch
If you’re a pirate and travel through some sea ice, it’s time to think about how in this weather to drink rum. manygoodtips.com found the answer to this question. And here’s our pirate punch.
– a bottle of good-quality light rum;
– 1 liter of dry red wine (take the most ordinary, which I am sure);
– 400 grams of sugar;
– 1 liter of clean water;
– 1 large lemon.
In General, any of these drinks will be very simple. But keep in mind the temperature of the water. You can use a special thermometer though, sometimes, the plates are visible. In General, take the pot, pour the wine, water, rum and sugar. Well mixed and heated to 60-70 degrees Celsius. When removed from the heat, then just squeeze in a container of lemon juice and serve in glasses. Punch, of course, is to only drink hot.
Once I went to the marine themes, it is necessary to continue. Grog is an invention of the British sailors. There was one Vice-Admiral, Agara Vernon, a nickname – «old Grog». So, in those glorious days the sailors were daily given 300 ml of rum. But this led to the fact that the sailors began to thump wildly (because the rum at times reached 80 degrees). In the end, I came to the conclusion that is to dilute the rum. And this watered-down rum became known as «rum on three waters» or «grog» – the nickname of Old Grog, which gave Vernon for his habit of walking the deck in bad weather in an old waterproof cloak, called grogram cloak.
– half a bottle of dark rum;
– 0.5 liters of freshly brewed tea;
– 2 lemon;
– 5 tablespoons, sugar spoons;
– 1 cinnamon stick;
– 2 clove Bud.
Serve the tea (you can use regular water in a saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Squeeze the juice of two lemons into a container and slightly reduce the temperature. Pour into a saucepan rum in a thin stream, grist sugar. Thoroughly mixed, it is necessary that the sugar is completely dissolved and not a donkey. Need cook for 2-3 minutes. Cinnamon and cloves and throw into the drink near the end of cooking.
3. Mulled wine
Mixed the Wine with spices in ancient time. But really, popularity is something similar to mulled wine acquired in the middle ages. Moreover, in the Nordic countries. Because it’s cold. Now the Scandinavians are ahead of the rest, with regard to the preparation of mulled wine. They have long made it their national drink, well, we’re glad. Recipes for mulled wine is full, but we will share the most common.
a bottle of red wine (dry is better to take);
a bit of water (150-200 ml);
– 1 tablespoon of sugar;
– a pinch of nutmeg;
– 2 teaspoons ground ginger;
– 5 buds cloves;
– 1 cinnamon stick;
– orange peel.
Everything is very simple, although the specifics, of course. Pour into a saucepan the water. Throw all the spices. Waiting for the spice broth begins to boil, immediately remove from heat. Next, the broth is filtered through cheesecloth. However, you can do without this procedure, you will need a special bag for spices to cook with the right wine together. But if not, then it is better to make the broth spices. Next, pour the wine and mix with broth. Add sugar (can use honey) and cook. Most importantly do not bring to a boil. During cooking you can throw the orange zest. In General, bring the temperature until about 70 degrees, remove from heat and allow to settle the drink 10 minutes. Ready mulled wine!
4. Hot beer
Very nice and underrated in Russia. We have decided to only drink cold beer, which was well defended in the fridge and almost turned to ice. But hot beer is a good way to diversify your beer diet. Just do not use, please «energy drink» for these purposes.
– 2 liters of good dark ale;
– 4 tablespoons of sugar;
4 clove Bud;
– 2 pinches of cinnamon;
– 5-6 yolks;
– 2 lemons.
Pour beer into a saucepan, and boil it with the cinnamon, cloves and zest of one lemon. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until frothy, pour them in a pot of boiling beer. Slightly reduce the fire and keep the beer on the stove until then, until it thickens. And as all recipes in this collection, don’t let the beer boil. Here it is especially important, because the recipe is the yolk, but they should not boil. When the drink thickens, it’s time to pour the glasses.
By the way, hot beer is an excellent choice for those who managed to catch some kind of respiratory infection. And although in Germany the hot beer to drink and on all winter holidays, during illness, they also served.