It’s the last weekend before Christmas. For many of you, the tree’s been trimmed, the stockings have been hung by the chimney with care, the presents are wrapped and waiting under the tree, and the cookies for Santa have been baked. For many of you, this frenzy will continue for the next few days until Santa Claus is on the radar over Singapore.
For both of these groups of people—and even for those who don’t like Christmas and feel that it’s a time of year you must endure—the best thing I could think to off this week is an alcoholic beverage.
Apple cider is everywhere this time of year and it’s not unknown to add a dash or whiskey of bourbon to enhance its qualities. I thought I’d try something slightly different: apple cider, gold rum, and apricot brandy.
It worked. And so I’d like to share it with you. This little cocktail eases the muscles, sore from shopping, and soothes the stress. You can also heat it up for a hot toddy.
Happy holidays to all, whatever you celebrate. For those of you who don’t celebrate anything, enjoy the good food and festivities anyway. Be safe, be happy, and be joyous.
Apple Cider Special
1 cup apple cider, well chilled
¼ cup gold rum
1 tablespoon apricot brandy
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine apple cider, rum, and brandy in a shaker and shake well. If the cider isn’t cold enough, shake with ice. Pour out into two glasses. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of each.