- In a small saucepan, combine the apple juice, cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Strain juice mixture, discarding cloves and cinnamon. Stir into tea. Serve warm, with additional cinnamon sticks if desired.
1 cup: 47 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
This velvety smooth, espresso and gingerbread cocktail is the perfect warmer for chilly days – or as a cheeky, alcoholic alternative to pudding. Sit back and let the bartender do the work at Brighton’s award-winning Pintxo People (), and Pinchito Tapas in east London (), or mix one up in a matter of minutes at home
- Ketel One vodka 50ml
- espresso coffee 25ml, chilled
- gingerbread syrup 15ml, available from
- coffee beans 3
Snakebite and black, diesel or any other term people have for it is sold (to my knowledge) in most student unions. I can even testify that we sell it in the local pub that i work in. So why is it that some Pubs and Bars in the UK refuse to sell it?
Some say it is illigal to mix 2 drinks together, but if that was true wouldn’t drinks like black velvet and mother-in-law be banned also.
I personally am of the belief that the bar staff find it a pain in the ass to be constantly scrubbing purple puke off the floors and upholstery as it stains something fierce!
But i have heard from various places that it is a well known catalyst for fights and such. Allegedly it makes people drunker quicker and also makes them violent but if that was the case then, down at our union it is litrally drunk by the bucket load (i mean everyone drinks it) , why isn’t there carnage in the bar?
I have also heard that when the beer and cider are mixed that the two fuse together to create some kind of uber-pint that has a percentage of like 20%. This i find kinda ridiculas, however in a wierd mixed up way it could be possible why some bar tender say “it’s not ethical to serve that drink here”.
There must be some clear cut answer here if any one knows it or has a good thoery why then please enligten us, because i find this very entruging.
oh and btw Snakey B is the ****est name i have ever heard it being called – sound like it should be served in a school canteen.
With only 4 ingredients this easy cocktail is going to be the hit of your next party!
Heading into spring and summer we need lots of punch recipes for parties and this one is perfect. Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Mother’s Day, heading to a Memorial Day BBQ or 4th of July gathering or just a pool party, punch is great because it serves a crowd.
You just need these easy ingredients that you probably already have:
- Orange Juice
- Pineapple Juice (get the can, it tastes better)
- Lemon-lime soda (use diet if you want or regular, any brand)
Another thing I love about making party punch is that you can adjust the recipe to fit your needs.
If you think my vodka punch ratio is too strong, add more juice. If you think it’s too weak, add more vodka. Punch is where you can kind of be a mad scientist and it’s not going to kill the recipe.
The kind of vodka you use in party punch does matter.
I know that people might think that, because it’s punch and not a shot, that you can just use cheap vodka, but that’s not really the case. As I’ve aged I’ve realized that buying better brands of liquor is like buying that mid-range wine: it just tastes better and gives you less after effect.
Be sure to use a vodka you like to drink straight or mixed with plain soda. My favorite is Tito’s but I also recommend Skky or Kettle One or Smirnoff.
How long does vodka party punch last?
The soda will get flat after a day or so unless you put this in a sealed container. If you want to use it for a few days or make it ahead, mix the juices and vodka and then add the soda right before serving.
There are heaps of studies out there which suggest the benefits of drinking with colleagues. Not only has it been proven to increase workplace efficiency, there is evidence that moderate drinking with colleagues can increase staff engagement, workplace cohesion, and reduce the prevalence of today’s ‘silent killers’ of stress and anxiety.
In fact, a study published in 2012 found that those with a blood alcohol concentration of the equivalent of just over a pint and a half solved problems more creatively than those who hadn’t drunk at all – so not only will having an after-work bevvy help boost company morale, it’ll also spur on more “eureka” moments.
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Apple & Gin Autumn Cocktail
Notes, Tips & Tricks for the best Apple & Gin Autumn Cocktail recipe:
How enticing is a steamy, spicy hot cup on Bonfire Night to warm the soul (and the fingers)?
Mulled wine is too Christmassy, so I prefer to brew up something more autumnal on 5 November, and throughout the winter months too.
Make the base an apple one instead, using decent cider and apple brandy at the core (sorry). I use medium (not bone-dry) cider in a hot punch – it tastes softer and juicier. Use a good-quality, glass-bottled one, such as those below.
For four drinks, gently warm up a litre or so of cider in a large pan with just two or three cloves, two cinnamon sticks broken in half, some slices of ripe orange, and of fresh green and red apples, and a good dash – about 100ml – of Calvados/apple brandy.
To sweeten the mix, dollop in some honey, sieved marmalade or (and this is good) the sticky, peppery syrup from a jar of stem ginger.
Bring to just below simmering point, but don’t boil or all the alcohol will whoosh off into the night like a rocket.
Serve in thick glass tumblers if you have them.