Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays

Winter is officially here, not that we need a calendar to tell us it is cold! This recipe from Cruising Connecticut with a Picnic Basket is the perfect cold weather drink to be enjoyed not only while picnicking but during other occasions as well:

1. Pour into a thermos to take along on a Sleigh Ride or a day of skiing or sledding.

2. Cozy up in front of a fire, put your favorite Christmas CD on and sip away.

3. Serve it as your guests arrive for a holiday get-together.

1. Pour 4 cups apple cider into a saucepan.
2. Add 2 cinnamon sticks and a teaspoon of whole cloves.
3. Bring to just below boiling point.
4. Remove from heat.
5. Strain.

Pour into cups and add one-half of a fresh orange slice.

OPTION #1: Top with a dallop of whipped cream.
OPTION #2: Stir in 1/2 cup ginger brandy.