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warm alcoholic drinks

We had an alcohol free thread which was interesting but I really need some ideas for warm alcoholic beverages, cocktails etc.

All I know is gluhwein and hot toddies...

I am up for trying anything but especially interested in ideas for adding to coffee or tea? (is there alcoholic tea?)
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Re: warm alcoholic drinks

Jagertee of course. Had one to stay warm on the mountain last Saturday.
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Jagertee of course. Had one to stay warm on the mountain last Saturday.
had to google it...
"Although Jägertee is easily made at home, ready-made mixtures containing the sugar and spices are sold in shops. The Austrian "Strohrum", popular spiced rum, is often used for making it, and the brand also produces its own ready-made variety. We think making Jägertee from scratch (and sampling it along the way) is half the fun, so follow the recipe below.
How to make it:
Step 1:
Heat the tea, wine, rum, brandy, orange juice, spices, and lemons in a pot. Let it gently simmer for around 5 minutes.
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Remove from the heat and add a little sugar to taste."




sounds like a version of gluhwein with tea. will give it a try - thanks

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Re: warm alcoholic drinks

I guess you have to spice alcoholism up every now and then :-)


Schümli Pflümli

Jagertee

Lumumba

Gluehwein mit schuss (of basically whatever you want)

Feuerzangenbowle
Irish coffee
Then basically it's up to your imagination. Had Gluehbier once in Zurich.
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Re: warm alcoholic drinks

Well there's always Feuerzangenbowle often found at herbst and xmas markets, and Schümli Pflümli, sometimes found in mountain restaurants and bars, and any number of variations of punch.

Never really get the creamy, chocolaty, coffee and similar ones myself, but a good Vin Chaud sometimes hits the spot, as long as it's just sweet enough.
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Re: warm alcoholic drinks

Holdrio. Rose hip tea plus plum schnaps. (It is customary to throw the tea bag up to the ceiling)

Hot rum punch.

Spiced/mulled cider.

Irish coffee.

Kaffe Schümli. The Swiss answer to the above classic. Plum schnaps is customary topped of with plenty of whipped cream (Schümli-Pflümli). You might also try it with an orange scented cognac such as Grand Manier.

Lumumba. Replace the coffee with hot chocolate, but keep the whipped cream and the booze. One can add whiskey, rum, amaretto, etc.

Kaffee fertig/ Kaffe Luz: 2-3 cubes of sugar, add your favorite Schnaps such as Chrütter, Träsch, Obstler, Kirsch, etc. Just a bit of coffee, top off with hot water. If made in a glas you should be able to read a news paper through it.

Carajillo: An espresso with brandy (or your favorite schnaps such as rum or a mezcal. )

Caffè corretto: The same as the above, but the booze is served as a side. The traditional Italian version is with grappa or aquavit .
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Re: warm alcoholic drinks

lots of ideas- thanks ace and landers...another thing, a few of these recipes ask for rum, whiskey, bourbon, advice on the best/ favourite brands for these drinks? i know nothing about whiskey.

also when a recipe asks for hot cider, i can just heat up normal cider like strongbow?


ok just googled Feuerzangenbowle...wow, i need to try that now!
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Re: warm alcoholic drinks

I like whiskey in tea. Brandy or vodka in hot chocolate.
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Kaffe Schümli. The Swiss answer to the above classic. Plum schnaps is customary topped of with plenty of whipped cream (Schümli-Pflümli). You might also try it with an orange scented cognac such as Grand Manier.

Lumumba. Replace the coffee with hot chocolate, but keep the whipped cream and the booze. One can add whiskey, rum, amaretto, etc.

Kaffee fertig/ Kaffe Luz: 2-3 cubes of sugar, add your favorite Schnaps such as Chrütter, Träsch, Obstler, Kirsch, etc. Just a bit of coffee, top off with hot water. If made in a glas you should be able to read a news paper through it.

Carajillo: An espresso with brandy (or your favorite schnaps such as rum or a mezcal. )

Caffè corretto: The same as the above, but the booze is served as a side. The traditional Italian version is with Grappa.

yes schnapps of course, many great ideas above -thanks

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I like whiskey in tea. Brandy or vodka in hot chocolate.
fave whiskey or brandy - any reco? wait vodka in hot choc? never thought of that...
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yes schnapps of course, many great ideas above -thanks



fave whiskey or brandy - any reco? wait vodka in hot choc? never thought of that...
Whatever blend I have in. Don't want to waste the single malt even if it is Yorkshire tea!

Try it... you won't look back....
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Re: warm alcoholic drinks

Swiss like to add Kirsch to everything.
They even test the stuff.
https://www.srf.ch/sendungen/kassens...s-ungeniessbar

They even wrap it in chocolate!
https://www.lindt.ch/de/kirschstengeli-250g


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Swiss like to add Kirsch to everything.
They even test the stuff.
https://www.srf.ch/sendungen/kassens...s-ungeniessbar

They even wrap it in chocolate!
https://www.lindt.ch/de/kirschstengeli-250g


Actually not a bad way to get through dull zoom meetings.
I love kirsch chocolate...
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also when a recipe asks for hot cider, i can just heat up normal cider like strongbow?
Be curious. See how it tastes. But strong bow is not pure cider. I would use a pure cider such as Saft vom Fass/Suure Moscht/Apfelwein either Naturtrüb (unfiltered) or Klar (filtered, clear) and than add sugar and other ingredients as needed.
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Caffè corretto: The same as the above, but the booze is served as a side. The traditional Italian version is with Grappa.
It is NOT served on the side!

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lots of ideas- thanks ace and landers...another thing, a few of these recipes ask for rum, whiskey, bourbon, advice on the best/ favourite brands for these drinks?
The cheapest you can find, in general.

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also when a recipe asks for hot cider, i can just heat up normal cider like strongbow?
Strongbow, despite being branded in the UK as 'dry' cider, is still very sweet, and lower alcohol than some, so you may need to adjust the recipe accordingly. Swiss made Saure Most and Apfelwein tend to be dryer, and in any case you don't really need it to be a fizzy cider, especially not the artificially over-carbonated abomination that you mention ;-)
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It is NOT served on the side!
Served vs consumed As it should be added when the coffee has already cooled down a bit.
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Strongbow, despite being branded in the UK as 'dry' cider, is still very sweet, and lower alcohol than some, so you may need to adjust the recipe accordingly. Swiss made Saure Most and Apfelwein tend to be dryer, and in any case you don't really need it to be a fizzy cider, especially not the artificially over-carbonated abomination that you mention ;-)
*slowly puts away the strongbow in the cupboard* and backs away...lol

i will look out for swiss cider this weekend (also cheap whiskey +bourbon)
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I like whiskey in tea. Brandy or vodka in hot chocolate.
I had never thought about trying brandy or vodka in hot chocolate before. I'll have to try that. But I have put rum in my hot cocoa before and it's quite good.

I wish I could drink Gluhwein, as I love the taste of it, but it always bothers my stomach afterward.
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I had never thought about trying brandy or vodka in hot chocolate before. I'll have to try that. But I have put rum in my hot cocoa before and it's quite good.

I wish I could drink Gluhwein, as I love the taste of it, but it always bothers my stomach afterward.
I love gluhwein so much. Have to stop myself buying it! OH keeps it warm in the slow cooker...
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