Several years ago, on a freezing cold, snowy Valentine’s day, my sweet boyfriend of several years popped the question. Though some may scoff at a February 14th proposal, I still think it was thoughtful, romantic, and a bit old-fashioned in the very best way.
Spiced apple cocktail makes a great cold-weather apple cosmopolitan. Serve ice cold. Thread a dried apple chip onto the cinnamon stick garnish if you’d like. We also have a ton of mocktail recipes if you’d prefer!
Serves: 1 Prep time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
½ cup President’s Choice Spiced Apple Cocktail
2 tbsp (25 ml) Vodka
2 tbsp (25 ml) Calvados or Applejack or other apple brandy
1 cinamon stick Ice cubes 1.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add apple cocktail, vodka and Calvados. Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Makes 1 serving
2 cups chilled ginger ale
Remember those days as a child, coming in from the rain and snow and sitting down to a huge mug of hot cocoa? If you’re going to indulge, you might as well do it from scratch. It’s easy, healthier, and you can’t beat the taste. Fill a pot on the stove with the desired amount of milk. Next, mix equal parts sugar and cocoa with a bit of the hot liquid. This prevents clumping. (You can also use Callebaut chocolate, chocolate chips, honey or brown sugar). Add the chocolate mixture to the hot milk and pour into cocoa cups. We like the china kind, but for kids, try mini tin camping mugs. Warm memories and special traditions. Try it with our shortbread if you dare!