September 19, 2002

Mixology 101

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The nights are getting chilly kids, and because we know you’d rather spend your parent’s money in the liquor store than on a new comforter, here are a few nifty recipes to keep you warm on those oh-so chilly Ithaca Autumn Evenings.

1. Irish Coffee: Known for moderation and temperance, the Irish were perhaps the last people on the planet we’d expect to come up with (dare I say it?) an alcoholic beverage. This little picker-uper is simple to make, tasty, and as we said before, best served HOT.

You’ll Need: Irish Whiskey (we recommend Jameson), a mug, hot coffee, sugar, whipped cream.

Pour 1.5 oz. of the whiskey into the mug and add the sugar. Stir.

Add the hot coffee and top with a layer of whipped cream. After adding the whipped cream, don’t stir but instead sip the stuff up through that frothy layer of goodness. After four or five of these, you’ll not only be tipsy (the fact that the liquid is warm helps it absorb more quickly), but you’ll have a nice Irish Cream moustache, too.

2. Red & White: Show your school pride with this hot candy-flavored cocktail. Not only does this hot drink have the ability to knock you flat, but it looks nice in the glass as well — oh what sophistication.

You’ll Need: Milk, dark rum, white rum, cream, and cherry flavored liqueur.

Heat 2 oz. of milk, 3/4 oz. of dark rum, 3/4 oz. of white rum, and the cream in a saucepan or pot, but don’t letit boil. Once it’s hot, pour it in the mug and top with 3/4 oz. of the cherry flavored liqueur. Serve immediately.

3. Canadian Grog: We all know how cold it gets up in the north country, hey. Pretty darn cold, you can bet yr tooter. To help keep warm between sapping expeditions, try a nice hot Canadian Grog.

You’ll Need: Canadian whisky, maple syrup, a lemon and a mug.

Mix 1.5 oz of the whisky in with 1 tbsp. of maple syrup and 1 to 2 oz. of lemon juice. Add 3.5 oz of boiling hot water to the mixture, garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy.

4. Hot Brick Toddy: A classic that comes closer to a culinary art than a cocktail, the Hot Brick Toddy is a winter warmer that’ll leave you passed out in front of that comfortable fire.

You’ll Need: Butter, powdered sugar, cinnamon, water, whisky.

Put 1 tsp. butter, 1 tsp. powdered sugar, a dash of cinnamon into the mug. Add boiling water to melt the butter and stir. Add the whisky last and stir a little more. Proceed to get raging drunk on this buttery wonder.

Remember to drink responsibly kids. I feel like I’m putting a loaded gun into your hands and leaving the house. Or ordering the Playboy channel and telling you not to watch. Or giving you the keys to the new sportscar so you can get it washed and expecting you not to go for a little joyride. Or asking you to … you get what I’m saying. Don’t be an idiot. Be a ncie drunk instead of a stupid one, they’re a lot more fun.

Archived article by Nate Brown