Sometimes life calls for nothing but a hot chocolate alcoholic beverage. A dash of Baileys makes it magnificent.
50ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
1 tsp hot chocolate powder
A dollop of cream
Chocolate sprinkles, chocolate brownies, chocolate fingers, chocolate sauce, chocolate anything to garnish
ALLERGIES Eggs Milk Wheat
Use the hot chocolate powder and the milk to make a hot chocolate.
Pour into your favourite mug.
Make it magnificent.
Add the Baileys.
Garnish gregariously. Dollop on fresh or whipped cream, marshmallows (toasted marshmallows take it to another level), chocolate flakes, whatever you fancy.
Stand back and admire. Then grab a spoon and dig in.
Sangria is a wine punch with endless possibilities. A popular antidote to summer heat in Spain and Portugal, the drink traditionally features red wine—usually Tempranillo from Rioja—served chilled with sliced fruit and orange liqueur, and sometimes a splash of soda.
But that’s not all sangria can do or be. At its most essential, it’s a rubric for a wide world of recipes that combine wine, fruit and some sort of sweetener.
“Many people think of it instead as a template, an invitation to experiment with fresh, fruity wines and other fine ingredients,” wrote Eric Asimov in The New York Times.
And so, we created an apple cider sangria to celebrate the flavors of fall. It’s primed for personalization.
Increase or decrease the amount of cider to your preferred level of sweetness and use any dry white wine you have on hand, though we recommend unoaked bottles to keep things fresh and fruity.
Feel free to experiment with other fruit, too, like sliced pear or fresh cranberries.
Total Time – 5 min.
Serving Size – 1 pitcher
1 cup apple cider
750-ml bottle dry white wine
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from approximately one navel orange)
¼ cup brandy, preferably Calvados Sparkling water to top
One apple, cut into ½-inch cubes ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
Put fruit in a pitcher that can hold at least six quarts. Add apple cider, wine, juice and brandy and refrigerate until well chilled. When ready to serve, give it a good stir and then pour in sparkling water. Alternatively, you can pour the chilled mixture into glasses and top each with sparkling water.