Dissolve the sugar in the water, bring to a boil in a sauce pan, then reduce to a simmer. Add the cinnamon stick. Cut the orange in half, squeeze the juice from both halves into the mixture. Push cloves into the orange halves (all over, about 1/2” apart) and put them in the mixture. Simmer 30 minutes.
Heat the wine in another (larger) sauce pan, to near boiling. Remove from heat. Throw out the orange halves, move the cinnamon stick to the wine sauce pan, and strain the mixture into the wine through a fine wire mesh.
Add 1 oz brandy to 8 oz mulled wine in an earthenware (or Irish coffee) mug.
Happiest of holidays to you all!
Fill tumbler with ice. Measure bourbon and creme de cacao into glass, then top up with cherry soda. Add maraschino cherry as garnish.
Ramen noodle pop stir-stick optional.
Fill your glass with ice. Measure rum and blue curacao into glass, then top up with orange juice – stir if desired, but I think the cloudy effect is rather pleasing. Add sprig of rosemary and enjoy! And if it tells you to come back to the swamp once you finish the glass, you should probably try to ignore that.
Take your cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
Add rum, malibu, lime juice, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar.
Shake vigorously and strain into your tumbler.
Spear your slice of lime and pineapple chunk on a cocktail stick and add as garnish.
Enjoy! And when the Charybdis makes the room spin, tell it in no uncertain terms that you will not be taken by the sea.
Take your martini glass and saucers – in one saucer pour a dot of dark chocolate syrup, and in the other 1 tsp cocoa powder. Coat the rim of the glass first in the syrup, then the powder. Tap to dislodge any loose powder, and set the glass to one side.
Add 6-8 ice cubes to your cocktail shaker, then add brandy and dark chocolate syrup. Set aside.
Pour 2 oz Port into a measuring cup, and sprinkle the gelatin powder over the top. Leave to stand for 2 minutes, then put in the microwave for 40 seconds and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour into the cocktail shaker and shake for 10-15 seconds.
By now your drink will have taken on a pudding-like consistency. Take your cocktail strainer and pour into the martini glass. Add a sprig of mint for garnish.
Be aware that if you take longer than a few minutes to start drinking, you’re going to need a spoon.
Enjoy, and raise your glass to the Domnitor (long may he reign)!