December 08, 2009

rosy cheeks.

The cold weather always brings on some of the best drinks of the year for me. There's nothing quite like rich and creamy hot chocolate with marshmellows and maybe a little splash of Bailey's. I also enjoy all the different cozy coffee flavors that arrive during the holidays as well. I've always been a fan of warm apple cider but until this past weekend never realized this little drinks full potential.

My friend Case came over to help celebrate my birthday and M's birthday and he had a sack of goodies when he entered the door. He asked M and I if we'd like to have a Spider. M is deathly afraid of spiders and quickly said "NO!" Case explained to us what a Spider was and we figured what the hell - let's try it. In one word - DELICIOUS! Not only was it tasty but it kept me warm on the front porch where we were all hanging out. (My friends all smoke, minus M and I, I have never smoked, and he quit smoking before I moved down here - after seeing how ill my mother was with lung cancer he figured it wouldn't be right to smoke around me or in front of me. I'm so proud of him for dropping the deadly habit).

I wanted to share this fun recipe with you and hope it brings you rosy cheeks and warm bellies all season long!

SPIDER
  • 1 coffee mug of water
  • 1 packet of Alpine Instant Apple Cider (note: you can also use fresh apple cider if desired - this instant Apple Cider also comes in Sugar Free as well)
  • 1 shot Spiced Rum (like Sailor Jerry or Captain Morgan)
  • 1 splash of Coconut Rum (such as Malibu)
Microwave until warm to your desired temperature and enjoy! These are so tasty you're going to love them!

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8 comments:

Liz said...

Yum. This sounds warm and fantastic, especially today. No one in our building can seem to get warm. Thanks again so much for your prayers and encoruagement to me yesterday, it meant so much!
God bless!
Liz

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I never liked Cider but my B-I-L does, I'm passing on this to him.
Thanks for the recipe.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

You're welcome Nina. And your truly welcome as well Liz. oxox

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I've never heard of "Spider" but it sounds good!

Don't even get me started on hot chocolate and Bailey's - my favorite winter drink!!

knitwit said...

Oh yum!! I'm trying this on Friday night after my kids are in bed!!

Lora said...

I was thinking about doing hot drink recipes on my blog sometime soon, and I totally forgot about this one! There is a bar downtown that does this every year and it's so delish. I never knew it was so easy to make.

Also, try peppermint schnapps in your cocoa. (I swear I don't love schnapps, just peppermint and butterscotch. I'm totally not a schnappsy girl)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Lora I think it's time for a schnapps intervention ;) That does sound REALLY tasty!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Ohhhh sounds perfect for me!

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