Showing posts with label alcoholic drinks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alcoholic drinks. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How to Make a Candy Apple Cocktail (with or without Spirits) for #Halloween by Cleo Coyle



Marc and I are celebrating Halloween with a fun, little cocktail that may not be scary, but it is wicked good! This Candy Apple drink has all the flavor and color of a good old candy apple. You can make it without alcohol or with spirits—an apt notion for Halloween.

However you mix it, we hope you'll drink with scary good joy!

~ Cleo



Cleo Coyle's 

Candy Apple Cocktail


Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
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Our drink recipe gives you great versatility. You choose your favorite ingredients and method of preparation:

* Make it a virgin drink (without alcohol) or spike it as much or as little as you like.

* Mi
x it by the glass, the pitcher, or even in a punch bowl. 

The pomegranate juice, added to the natural apple juice, provides good-for-you antioxidants--and a bloody good color for Halloween. Finally, have fun with the garnishes...








We like the idea of crusting the rim of each glass with cinnamon-sugar, which not only lends delicious flavor to each drink, but style to your service. 

You can slice an apple (through its equator) and slip the slice onto to the glass rim, as you would a lemon or lime slice. Or...

Try our idea of decorating the serving table using maraschino cherries on long skewers to mimic the look of candy apples. 




Whatever you do, we hope you have fun with the recipe, and... 

May you have a spirited Halloween!


Cleo Coyle's 
Candy Apple Cocktail

Ingredients:

2 parts apple juice, no sugar added
   (or chilled sparkling apple cider)


1 part pomegranate juice 

(optional) vodka or gin or white rum, to taste

(optional) cinnamon schnapps (such as Goldschlager), to taste

Maraschino cherries

Cinnamon sugar (*see method below)

Ice cubes



Directions: 

For a Candy Appletini: Spread a generous amount of your cinnamon sugar onto a flat plate. Moisten the rim of your martini glass and place it rim-side down into the plate of cinnamon sugar. Gently turn the glass until the rim is coated with the mixture.

Into a cocktail shaker, Mason jar, or pitcher, pour the apple juice, pomegranate juice, and the optional alcohol. Add ice cubes, stir well, and pour into your glass (or glasses), straining back the ice.  

For a Virgin Cocktail: Prepare any glass as described above by crusting the rim with cinnamon sugar. Fill about half the glass with the chilled sparkling apple cider. Add the chilled pomegranate juice. Stir gently to mix the liquids. Garnish with an apple slice or maraschino cherry on a wooden skewer and enjoy!

Making punch for a party: Follow the ingredient ratios above and spike it as much or as little as you like. Do not add ice to the punch bowl or pitcher, which will only water down the flavor of the drink. Instead, fill ice trays with the 2:1 ratio mix of apple juice and pomegranate juice and add those frozen apple-pom cubes to your punch bowl or pitcher to keep the drink tasting great for a longer period of time.


*How to Make Cinnamon Sugar: Mix 1/4 cup of white granulated with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon. This is a basic ratio, but you can vary it, adding more or less cinnamon to your own taste.



Another great idea for a party is to make 
candy apples to serve or simply to decorate the table.


Click the buttons below for Cleo's recipes...




Candy Apples with Honey 
instead of corn syrup

Or...





Candy Apples for Grown-ups!

(how to spike candy apples)





Eat (and read) with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries




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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Why you MUST try this WHISKEY ROOT BEER FLOAT by author Cleo Coyle


An ice cream float with whiskey? YES! The Whiskey Root Beer Float is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. It's astonishingly delicious, and my husband and I highly recommend it for your happy hour joy. And...

While you might not think of serving a kid's ice cream float to adults at a summer cookout, or to dinner-party guests as an "impressive" dessert, Marc and I are about to give you good reasons to consider it...



A note from Cleo...

Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
Learn about their books
by clicking here and here.

A restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, charges $11 for this float. With this recipe, you can make it at home for far less--and (even better) share it with friends and family. If they're skeptical (or you are), know this...

This is not your typical ice cream float that many adults would find a little too cloying. While this recipe still gives you a lovely, old-fashioned sweet dessert drink, the bubbly root beer and cold vanilla ice cream are given much more dimension by the warm, burning brightness of the whiskey. 

There are layers of beautiful flavor here, making it much more than an overly-sweet kid's treat. It's a superb culinary experience, one you shouldn't miss!

Jameson Irish Whiskey was our choice because of its sharp, almost lemony brightness, which turns a ho-hum ice cream float into a mind-blowing HOLY COW IS THIS GOOD experience. If you try it, we hope you like it as much as we did. May you drink with joy!

~ Cleo


Whiskey Root Beer Float

Serves 1

Ingredients:


Well-chilled root beer
1 shot Jameson Irish whiskey (or whiskey of your choice)
1 scoop of vanilla bean ice cream


Directions:  Pour a small amount of root beer into a pre-chilled, short tumbler. Add your shot of whiskey. Drop in one scoop of ice cream. After the foam settles, slowly fill the glass with root beer and drink with joy!









Drink with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

Yes, this is me, Cleo (aka Alice). 
Friend me on facebook here.
Follow me on twitter here
Visit my online coffeehouse here.







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book trailer, click here.
 







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Our latest mystery is now

a bestselling hardcover!


Coffee. It can get a girl killed.

Amazon * B&N




A Mystery Guild Selection
A Baker & Taylor "Trends" Pick
Three "Best of Year" Reviewer Lists


Dead to the Last Drop 
is a culinary mystery with 
more than 25 delicious recipes!

See the free illustrated 
Recipe Guide by clicking here.



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The Coffeehouse Mysteries are bestselling
works of amateur sleuth fiction set in a landmark
Greenwich Village coffeehouse, and each of the
15 titles includes the added bonus of recipes. 


GET A FREE TITLE CHECKLIST
OF BOOKS IN ORDER

(with mini plot summaries)


* * * 


Marc and I also write
The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

Get a free title checklist, 
with mini plot summaries, 



Or learn more about the 
books and meet Jack Shepard, 
our PI ghost by clicking here.


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