This recipe is from Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe, who says “why serve cranberries in a jelly when you can just drink them?” This is the perfect starter for a holiday dinner, and if your significant other isn’t looking, add some vodka to this creation. This recipe is from Ray’s book, Dr. BBQ’s Barbecue All Year Long! cookbook.
Cinnamon is what makes this coffee stand out.
Sangrita de Chapala (Chapala’s Little Bloody Drink)
This particular version of sangrita, or “little bloody drink,” comes from Chapala, Mexico, where the bartenders have not succumbed to the temptation of adding tomato juice to this concoction, as the norteamericanos do. The bloody color comes from the grenadine, so this is truly a sweet heat drink that is also salty. Some people take a sip of tequila after each swallow of sangrita, while others mix one part tequila to four parts sangrita to make a cocktail.
Ancho Chile and Rum Mulled Citrus Cider
To “mull” a beverage is to heat it with other ingredients to impart a flavor. I mulled over several formulas before choosing this one with its pungent punch.
The Great Montezuma Hot Chocolate Drink
My friend Richard Sterling developed this recipe, which is his version of how the Spaniards transformed Montezuma’s favorite spicy beverage with the addition of alcohol. He commented: “Salud! Drink to the Old World and the New.”
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