Delightful Splash

Delightful Splash

Needless to say that monsoon is one of the exhilarating seasons, beating down the summer heat, refreshing the earth surface and reviving the cropland. All this intensifies the calmness and soothness of mind and the body, addressing the period in much more appealing way. 

 

While watching the rain rejuvenating the earth, it is always a pleasure to have a cup of your favourite drink or beverage to sip. And whats better than a glass of cocktails flawlessly blending with the storm outside. A mix of hot alcohol and spice reflected with butter and sugar, savour the season with bavarian mulled wine and hot buttered rum. 

 

BAVARIAN MULLED WINE

Ingredients 

  • 1 750ml Bottle of Red Wine 
  • ¾ cup of Water
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Orange (Sliced into Rounds)
  • 1 Lemon (Sliced into Rounds)
  • 1-star Anise
  • 10 Whole Cloves
  • ½ Vanilla Bean (Split In Half)
  • ½ cup Brandy

 

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a large pot and place over medium-low heat
  2. Heat the mixture for 60 minutes, making sure not to bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Once the flavours have melded together for 60 minutes, strain out the spices and reserve the citrus rounds for serving.
  4. Serve the warmed wine with a round of lemon and a round of orange.

 

Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients 

  • 4 Ounces (1 stick) Room-Temperature Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Packed Dark-Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Finely Grated Orange Zest
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 ounces Dark Rum
  • 3/4 cups boiling Water
  • A squeeze of Fresh Orange Juice

 

Method

1. Beat butter, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg with a mixer on medium speed until throughly combined for about one minute.

2. Combine 2 tablespoons spiced butter with 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) dark rum in each of 4 heatproof glasses. Pour 3/4 cup boiling water over each, and stir. Top each with a squeeze of fresh orange juice.

 

Tip: Spiced butter bottle can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.