Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hot Apple Cider & Brandy Toddy for around the firepit

OK, two days ago, I told you all about Halloween in the Cul de Sac, from the kiddies (and the cats) point of view. And yesterday, I told you about the cheesecake my wife made for the adults after trick or treat weenie roast party (scroll down a post to see that work of art). Today, I will fill you in on my contribution to the after party...

A cool fall night (about 45-50 degrees), a roaring fire, and an evening spent with little crumb crunchers begging for candy ... Sounds like a drinking opportunity to me.

So, here's what I did...

128 ounces of Apple Cider (there were about 12 of us)
24 shots of brandy (1 shot for each 5 ounces)
half a dozen cinamon sticks,
an orange, cut in half and squeezed a little (I used the orange that was left when my wife made her zest for the cheesecake)

Bring it to a soft boil, and let simmer for about 20 minutes.

Strain, put into a couple of Thermoses, and let the party begin!

Hard to believe, but someone in the neighborhood took a video of us all after a few sips of this...




It went great with cheesecake!

16 comments:

  1. I wish you lived in my neighborhood!

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  2. You must learn to have more fun :-) I really love that cheesecake! Haven't I seen it before?

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  3. One of your neighbors kinda looks like Drew Cary

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  4. That sounds yummy! and the video kills me! LOL

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  5. Yummy cider! I had lots of requests for an "adult" cider while serving donuts and cider on Halloween night. I'll have to give this a try next year.

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  6. Nice, gotta love hot toddies.

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  7. You guys have too much fun! What do you do in the middle of Winter? The cider and cheese cake both look enticing.

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  8. Hmmm....me love warm drinks like this...sounds blissful !

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  9. This sounds SOOOOOOOOO good. What is your favorite winter drink?

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  10. Terrific video! Had me chair dancing with one of my cats.

    Your hot toddy, in a word WOW. I only have an alcoholic drink maybe once every couple of months or so. I could certainly save up for this. I mean, apple cider and oranges are good for you, right?

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  11. Toddy's are good... I will have to try that when Arizona isn't still having a heat wave! YUM! I like the old drag myself... Time warp 56 times in a row one night with about 35 other like minded crazy... (inebriated) friends at a fairgrounds party. Course I was most impressed with Drew's Time Warp Skills too! Thanks Dave... brought back some good memories for me!

    ~Rainey~

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  12. Lol, does anything NOT go great with cheesecake?!?!? Unlikely.

    This seems like it would totally warm my insides on a cool fall day. I love how seasonal it is.

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  13. Crumb Crunchers???? LOL I was reading this to my husband as he was getting ready for work and when I came to the drink part he said "now that's my kind of guy!"

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  14. LMAO @ Drew Carey :D I could go for a thermos full of Hot Toddy!

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  15. Chuckling!! AND thanks for that because I am heading for the wine; my 17 year old son is about ready to do me in!! I might as well go out with a wine buzz?? Can I send my husband to you for lesson if I survive raising another teenage son?? Great Blog post!!

    Gin

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  16. now that sounds like an great drink!! wonder how it would go with a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast...LOL

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