Let’s workshop this rum and cider drink!

I’m kind of avoiding writing tonight, for some reason; but I didn’t really need an excuse to use this…

…as an opportunity to throw together a hot rum and apple cider drink. Nothing fancy: shot of rum, apple cider, a touch of caramel syrup, a splash of lemon, and a little ground cinnamon and cloves. The whole thing worked fine as a rough-and-ready hot drink, with the emphasis on ‘rough.’ It had a bit of a bite to it, and I don’t think the caramel worked the way I wanted to. There should probably also been more cider, but I didn’t want to cool the drink.

Thoughts? The immediate one I had was adding one or more of orange and/or orange peel, nutmeg, and brown sugar. But I’m willing to entertain suggestions.

Whee! Beer and salami and whee!

So we went to a concert at a horse-farm-brewery and there was beer, and salami, and a flight of five beers, and these little goat cheese pearls in garlic olive oil, and there was some more beer, and I was surprised at how well the sours went down. I mean, they were, you know, sour. But after the first few swigs things worked out quite nicely, you know what I mean?

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