The countdown to spring continues here, but Winter does have a few redeeming qualities. It makes great weather for drinking the following: Mindas Touches, Fireside Sippers, and Chrysanthemums. Curl up with a good book and one of these in your hand and you won’t be disappointed!
Fireside Sipper – drink and photo by Cheri Loughlin
1-1/2 part Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3/4 part Hiram Walker Peach Flavored Brandy
1/8 part Hiram Walker Amaretto Liqueur
1/4 to 1/2 part Filtered Water to taste
Place liquids in a mixing glass – no ice. Stir gently to blend. Pour into snifter.
2 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 1/2 oz. Benedictine
1/4 tsp. Pernod Absinthe
Stir Vermouth and Benedictine with cracked Ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Add Pernod and garnish with an orange twist (flamed, if you prefer).
1 oz. Chivas Regal 12yo
1/4 oz. Apricot and Butterscotch Syrup
1 dash Orange Bitters
Stir and serve in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.