Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ho, Ho, Ho, and a Bottle of Rum!

Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! As 2010 draws to a close, we look back with sincere gratitude for the support we’ve received from all of you. Thank you for an amazing year, and we look forward to toasting to the New Year with you in just a few weeks!
In the meantime, whether you love cold weather or simply tolerate it, these holiday-inspired cocktails are sure to warm you up!

Hot Dulce de Leche

Heat 1 cup milk and 3 tbsp dulce de leche in a saucepan. Whisk until frothy. Add a 1 oz Treaty Oak Platinum Rum and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Heat 3oz chopped Mexican chocolate in a saucepan with ¼ cup water until melted. Add ¾ cup milk, whisking. Add 1 oz rum and ½ oz chocolate liqueur. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Angry Elf

Shake ½ oz Treaty Oak Rum, ½ oz Crème de Menthe, and ½ oz Crème de Cacao with ice. Strain into a shotglass rimmed with sugar – bottoms up!

Peppermint Rumtini

Shake 5oz Treaty Oak Rum, 1/2oz Peppermint Schnapps, and 2 oz Crème de Menthe with ice. Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a candy-cane.

Graham’s Texas Cider

Warm equal parts Graham’s Texas Tea and Simply Apple Juice (or apple cider) with one cinnamon stick. Best served with chestnuts roasting on an open fire!

Santa's Helper

1.5 oz Treaty Oak Rum
.5 oz Praline Pecan Liqueur
1 Egg White
1.5 oz Promise Land or Horizon Organic Egg Nog
1 Tsp Ibarra Chocolate
1 Tsp Cinnamon

Shake Treaty Oak Rum, Praline Pecan Liqueur, egg white, egg nog, and Ibarra chocolate with ice. Rim a martini glass with the Ibarra Chocolate and Praline Pecan Liqueur, strain into the martini glass, sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Graham’s Texas Toddy

Add 3 oz hot water to 3 oz Graham’s Texas Tea. Add a cinnamon stick, a squeeze of lemon, and honey to taste.