Santa’s Little Helper

Santa's Little Helper

Santa’s Little Helper – Aunt Peaches
Soak two cinnamon sticks, some whole cloves, and a bunch of whole cranberries in good bourbon (it’s Christmas, you can splurge) overnight. The next day, fill a glass with ice. Do three parts infused bourbon, one part triple sec, and fill the glass with 7-Up or some other lemon-lime soda. Garnish with boozy cranberries.

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Dirty Chai Toddy

I need this now!!! This looks soo good!!!


Dirty Chai Toddy

For the Chai:

  • 8 ounces half and half

  • 4 ounces water

  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half

  • 2 black cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and pestle

  • 5-6 pink peppercorns, crushed with a mortar and pestle

  • 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and flattened with the flat side of a large knife

  • 2 tablespoons Turbinado sugar

  • 2 sachets of organic whole leaf black tea, preferably Assam

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    For the Dirty Toddy:

  • 2 ounces espresso (I used Stumptown Roasters Hairbender)

  • 2 ounces Knob Creek, or other good quality bourbon

Combine half and half, water, spices and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add black tea sachets and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea sachets, strain out spices and split chai between two pre-warmed teacups. Add one ounce of espresso and one ounce of bourbon to each teacup. Sit back and enjoy.