|Photo courtesy of David Menidrey|
Welcome to Day 6 of our Sirens Samhain Celebration!
The winner of yesterday's Neuse River Witch Readings Giveaway is...
Today's Music Selection: Sacred Ancestors by Lisa Thiel
submitted by Lynn Green
Today's Article: How to Make a Banishing Box with Sandi Crawford
Today's Cocktail: Autumn Comfort with Ciel Luciole
3 ounces Caramel Liquor (I used Caramel Comfort)
3 ounces Cinnamon Whiskey (I used good old Fireball!)
Combine the two alcohols in the glass, fill to the top with the cream soda, and top with whipped cream. Super complicated, I know! Seriously though, simple sometimes is better, and this drink proves that admirably! Of all my Autumn themed drinks this is one of my absolute favorites, flavor-wise. It can be served hot or cold (the drink in the photo was made cold with Ouija Planchette ice cubes which, unfortunately, were not visible for the picture), and I know there are those of us that will die on our Iced-Coffee in the middle of a blizzard Mountain, but after trying it both ways I personally believe it is far superior as a warm drink. Either way it is delicious so go with your personal preference!
I also find that this recipe also lends itself well to being adapted for a party situation and works beautifully in a punch bowl.
Out of habit I made the whipped cream from scratch but really canned whipped cream will work and will look prettier in the presentation if you are going for the perfectly crafted cream topper. If you are more interested in flavor, I personally feel homemade whipped cream is superior, but if you don’t have the time or inclination to faff about with making homemade whipped cream, or you are striving for that perfect Insta-worthy photo, there is no shame in reaching for the can! Unless you are super ambitious and want to pipe your homemade whipped cream onto the top of the drinks, of course. If that is the case, more power to you!
Use the straw to mix the whipped cream into the drink (another reason why I feel it works better as a warm drink, personally) and enjoy!
Side Note: I was cheekily informed when I first made this drink that this mixture was not “autumny enough” given the use of caramel liquor. If you prefer something more obviously Autumn-esque the Caramel Liquor can easily be substituted with Pumpkin Liquor. Subsequent experiments have yielded great, and tasty, success using Hiram Walker’s Pumpkin Spice liquor but I still prefer the caramel as a matter of personal preference, but either way it works!
Today's Recipe: Traditional Irish Barmbarack with Jaye Todd
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