Imbibe Unfiltered is hosting this edition of Mixology Monday and the theme is Winter Warmers.
There aren't too many warming drinks to enjoy during summer but it always seems a good time for hot chocolate. So with Hayden Wood and his excellent book The Liquid Kitchen: Party drinks as my guide I came upon something a little different for a flamed hot drink.
In this recipe hot chocolate is imbued with Cognac, cloves and cinnamon to create something that will warm you with it's spice and it's heat and have you looking at hot chocolate in a new way.
Cognac, Clove and Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
60ml Remy Martin Cognac
5 whole cloves
½ cinnamon stick
2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons pure cream, whipped
250ml hot chocolate
2 cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Flame cloves and cinnamon with Cognac, then add to glasses.
Top with hot chocolate and whipped cream then garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Heat a long handled jug until hot, pour in Cognac and swirl before lighting the vapours. Once alight add the cloves and cinnamon stick and continue to swirl for about 30 seconds. Strain and then it's ready to use.
Tagged with Mixology Monday : MxMo