Let's get cozy! Warm up with warm mug of your favorite drink or treat. Want to try something new? Here are a few of our recommendations.
1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
7 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
2–4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste
optional add-in: 1/4 cup brandy
optional garnishes: citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime),
extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise
Heat your red wine with winter spices (anise, clove, coriander, cinnamon, and citrus peel) for 30 minutes in a crock pot or large pot. If using the stove top pot, allow your wine to simmer, never boil.
Toss in a bit of brandy or fruit liqueur if you want it boozier.
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Chocolate Mug Cake
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp white sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp canola oil
Mix together the dry ingredients in a microwave-safe mug. Add in the oil and water and stir until everything’s smooth. Pop your mug in the microwave and heat it on high for 50 seconds.
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1 cup canned pumpkin and 1/4 cup water
3 cups apple cider
1/2 cup apricot nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup sugar
Simmer ingredients on low heat for 20-30 minutes to combine and concentrate the flavors.
Can be served hot or chilled over ice. Add a splash of spiced rum or whiskey before serving for a kick!
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Put ice in mug. Pour scotch over ice. Drink.
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