CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND CAUSES OF THIS UNIQUE COUNTY
WARM WINTER NIGHTS
Fight off the cold weather with a toddy version of
a familiar drink. BY LYNDA BALSLEV
THE MARGARI TA GETS a winter makeover for a chilly party night, with hot cider and cranberry juice joining the usual suspects
in a festive warming drink. Part toddy,
part cocktail, and all good. The key to
this beverage’s success is to use a decent
tequila, but you already knew that.
Cranberry Tequila Toddy
4 cups apple cider
1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup gold tequila
¼ cup Cointreau
6 cinnamon sticks
Heat the cider, cranberry juice
and orange juice in a saucepan
until very hot, but not boiling.
Remove from heat and stir in
the tequila and Cointreau.
Serve warm with a squeeze
of lime. Garnish with dried
cranberries (for extra zing,
pre-soak the dried cranberries
in Cointreau for at least 30
minutes), orange slices and
a cinnamon stick for stirring.