January 2017 might not be the coldest winter on record in New York (phew!), but still days and nights can still chill–and the latter are loooong! (Daylight savings isn’t until March 12th). To help you ward off mid-season blahs and stay warm, try with these delicious cocktails and drinks. The Bourbon Cider and Ginger Toddy, along with other hot seasonal offerings, are available at STK Rooftop (26 Little West 12th Street), which was recently renovated to partially enclose the roof for year-round outdoor dining.
3 or 4 cups apple cider
1/2 cup white sugar
5 allspice berries
1 stick cinnamon
Add all to a pan and heat. When sugar has dissolved, strain.
Add 1 ½ oz Bulleit Bourbon
Pour into a beer mug
Garnish with thin sliced apple, lemon, or star anise
2 cups Woodford Reserve bourbon
3 cups chardonnay
1 cup raisins
1 cup light brown sugar
¼ cup sliced ginger
Add all to a pan and heat. When sugar has dissolved, strain and put back on to heat. Add 1 sliced orange and enjoy!
Café ala Mexicana
1.5 part Milagro Añejo
0.75-part Ancho Reyes Chili liqueur
4 parts fresh brewed coffee
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 part heavy cream
Two coffee beans
Build in a clear mug or other drink vessel suitable for hot beverages. Top with whipped cream and chili flakes. Garnish with coffee beans.
The Hippocras Punch
4 parts white wine (dry and fruity)
2 part Hendrick’s gin
1 part chamomile tea
½ pineapple, chopped
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
4 orange peels
1 tsp. of grounded white pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a small pot and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Pour into a teapot and serve hot. Garnish with pineapple slice.
1.5 parts Milagro Añejo
3 parts Abuelita Chocolate tablets or your favorite hot chocolate powder
1 pinch grated chili chocolate bar
Build in a clear mug or other drink vessel suitable for hot beverages. Top with whipped cream and chili chocolate shavings.