Friday, January 13, 2012

Drinking: Spiced Caipirinha

The majority of my Christmas holiday was spent drinking. We went through close to three bottles of whisky mostly because we managed to found a brand of affordable, smooth made-in-Canada whisky called 'Collingwood'. It is smooth enough to drink neat but is also flavorful and interesting (not to mention cheap enough) to mix.

However, after one and half bottles my palate grew a little tired of whiskey so I moved on to this mixed cocktail from "Spice and Ice" by Kara Newman. I have had this book for a while and have enjoyed other cocktails from it including Spiced Iced Tea and Spicy Cucumber Margarita. I was craving a wintry, Christmas drink but did not want a literal warm drink. This cocktail, made with a cinnamon and nutmeg simple syrup, satisfied that craving perfectly.

Rough instructions: Muddle some citrus (orange and lime) with some simple syrup. Add some rum. Add some lime juice. Add some orange liqueur. Shake with ice. Strain.  


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