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Goodbye 2020! Let’s Toast to the New Year!

Nov 30, 2020 02:38PM ● By North Hills Monthly Magazine

Chocolate-caramel Rum Coffee

Let’s face it—nobody is going to miss 2020. Hurricanes, wildfires, an election that just wouldn’t end, and oh yeah, a worldwide pandemic.

To celebrate the end of this unbelievable year, we’ve asked the folks at Fine Wine & Good Spirits for their suggestions of drinks you can make at home, whether you’re enjoying them in your own small bubble or drinking with friends in a virtual celebration.

Happy holidays, happy New Year, and here’s to a healthier 2021!

Cozy Cinnamon Old-Fashioned
1 ½ Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch 
12 Year Old
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
¼ oz. cinnamon syrup*
1 cinnamon stick

*Cinnamon syrup: Simmer 1 cup sugar and cup water in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Add 2 cinnamon sticks; simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 hour; discard sticks. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Directions:
Combine first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Whipped Peppermint Shiraz 
(Batch cocktail; serves eight)
1 cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
1 cup Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
2 cups cherry flavored lemon-lime soda
1 bag melting white chocolate
6 peppermint candy canes

Directions:
Crush the candy canes on a plate.
Melt the white chocolate until smooth. Rim cocktail glasses with chocolate, then roll the chocolate rims over the crushed candy canes; fill with ice and set aside.
Combine the first three ingredients in a pitcher; stir.
Pour into prepared glasses.

Chocolate-Caramel Rum Coffee
¾ oz. Bacardi Superior Rum
3 oz. evaporated milk
½ oz. caramel syrup
½ oz. chocolate syrup
1 ½ tsp. brown sugar
4 oz. hot coffee
1 tsp. Kahlua Rum & Coffee Liqueur
Whipped cream
Espresso powder

Directions:
Combine first five ingredients in saucepan over medium heat, stirring until hot (don’t boil).
Remove from heat and stir in the next two ingredients.
Pour into a mug.
Garnish with whipped cream and espresso powder.

Chila Chai Latte
½ c. unsweetened almond milk
¼ c. water
½ tsp. sugar
1 chai tea bag
1 ½ oz. Chila Horchata Cinnamon Cream
Whipped cream
Ground nutmeg

Directions:
Combine first three ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until desired temperature.
Remove from heat and pour into a mug.
Steep tea bag for 3-5 minutes; discard.
Add Chila Horchata; stir.
Garnish with whipped cream and ground nutmeg.