Celebrity Caterer Wants You to Stay Warm this Winter

Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs has masterminded countless posh events in New York, the Hamptons, and just about everywhere in the metro area where the word black tie appears on an invite. Among her clients:  Mariah Carey, Kevin Spacey, Mitt Romney, P. Diddy, Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon and Brooke Shields. How is that for range? 

Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Since January in all its bleak frigidity is here and the holidays are now a distant memory, Correale wanted to share a few new cocktails to help you get through the first month of the New Year and stay warm as the temperatures drop into the single digits.

Cranberry Cinnamon Mulled Wine

RETWOMulled Wine with Cinnamon spice

 1.5 cups cranberry juice cocktail

1.5 cups sugar

 2-4 cinnamon sticks

2-3 pieces star anise

3-4 cups of any dry red wine

.5 cup fresh cranberries

In a saucepan, combine the cranberry juice cocktail, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the wine and cranberries and bring back to a simmer. Serve warm.

Spicy Cinnamon Spiked Café Mocha

REcafe mocha cocktail

2 tbsp. powdered sugar

1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp.ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. chili powder

3 oz. hot coffee

2 oz. chocolate vodka

1 oz. Kahlua

1 oz. Baileys

Splash of milk

Whipped cream, for serving

In your favorite coffee mug, stir together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chili powder.  Add in the hot coffee, vodka, Kahlua and Baileys and stir until dissolved. Stir in milk. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Hot & Bothered

REHot & Bothered

1.5 oz. whiskey

3 oz. apple cider

Pinch of cinnamon

2 cloves

Drizzle of demerara syrup

Let cloves and cinnamon simmer in apple cider for 5-10 mins. Pour 3 oz. apple cider and 1.5 oz. whiskey of choice into your favorite mug. Drizzle demerara syrup on top

If you’d rather be served than DIY, Mundo, the restaurant and bar within the Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City, is offering  the Hot & Bothered cocktail this winter. This twist on apple cider makes this a good sip option for whiskey lovers. Mundo: 37-06 36th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. mundonewyork.com