Sunday, December 14, 2008

DIY Happy Hour: Spiked Cider

Sometimes when it's snowing out (really Portland?) and driving anywhere will take double the time it would normally take, it's necessary to have your happy hour at home. Which still means that you'll probably have to drive to the store to pick up some stuff (and consequently slide around on some ice and maybe hit a person or slow speeds of course) but at least you won't have to drive as far and you get to enjoy your drinks in the comfort of your own home.

We decided to make spiked cider which was definitely a good choice. Here's our recipe:

- 7 packets of spiced apple cider
- 4 or 5 cups of water
- 1/2 a fifth of rum (or more if you like)
- A sprinkle of cloves and cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and warm over medium heat. Add cinnamon/sugar rims and a whole cinnamon stick to your mug if you wanna get fancy. Sweats and Lindsey Lohan movies are also recommended for full enjoyment.