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Warming up

It’s actually a little chilly and fairly overcast today here in the Hostess City – a rarity these days to be sure – so I’m going where the weather takes me.

This particular cocktail – I call it “Long Winter” – is guaranteed to warm your soul a little in these fading days of winter. It’s packed with not one but two ginger-flavored delicacies and topped off with some plum bitters, all of which are meant to leave you with a toasty feeling inside. And yes, I’m aware that I’m obsessed with ginger beer. It’s okay guys. It’s delicious, so don’t worry about me. Here how to make this toasty treat.

Long Winter

Long Winter

*2 parts Snap (you guys really need to check this stuff out – completely delicious)
*1 part Pimm’s No. 1
*1 part apple juice (whatever you do, use the fancy stuff)
*2 parts ginger beer
*Dash of plum bitters (don’t go overboard!)

Shake all of that tasty, toasty stuff up together – except for the ginger beer of course – and then top it off with the ginger beer. I really dig this one.

Also, in the spirit of keeping promises, I’m finally ready to post my glorious rice ball recipes!! It finally happened guys – I fried something in a pot on my stove, and I didn’t even give myself a 3rd-degree burn! For those of you who know me well, this is a serious accomplishment. I’m quite the clumsy fellow. And it’s a good thing too – the missus won’t let me buy a fry-daddy. Which, I suppose, is really for the best.

Here’s a little sneak peek of what’s in store:

Fried Rice Ball

I’m so proud of these little guys!

I’ll be back next week with rice balls in tow. And a better name for them than “rice balls” – I still experience a combination of snickering and feeling uncomfortable every time I say that phrase.

Have great weekends, y’all!!

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Snap to it!

Okay, okay. Cheesy title, I know. Forgive me. But man, this stuff is just SO good…

I realize I’ve already extolled the virtues of Art in the Age, but I had a chance to go to Philly a few weekends ago, where this glorious nectar is produced. I picked up some Snap, and well, I really can’t get enough. Just listen to the ingredients:

Blackstrap Molasses, Clove, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Rooibos Tea, Vanilla and Pure Cane Sugar

Come on! How could that not be delicious?! And the best thing is, it’s really not too sweet. Just the right amount.

Anyway, I’m going to make this short and sweet, but I just had to say that if you happen to see this in your local liquor store, for heaven’s sake, grab a bottle. Grab 2! You won’t regret it.

Here’s just one of the many delicious way in which you can enjoy it:

The Shamrock Snap

1 part Snap
1 part Jameson
2 parts Seltzer
Splash of St. Germain
Splash (or maybe a little more) of Orange Juice (this REALLY makes the drink – OJ really compliments the Snap perfectly)
Dash of Orange Bitters

That’s it! Pretty simply, and VERY delicious. Until next time…