1 ounce of infused brandy or cognac (cognac is just a brandy from a specific region of France)
1 ounce of coffee liqueur
4 ounces of coffee
1/2 tablespoon sugar
a couple of pinches of cinnamon
a couple of pinches of nutmeg
a couple of pinches of allspice
Infused brandy (this is enough for one-fifth bottle)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
You will start to taste some imparted flavor in as little as 15 minutes. However, best to leave it overnight or even up to a week. Any longer than that, you will start to get a lot of bitterness from the cinnamon bark.
Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice together and place on a flat plate.
Moisten the rim of a coffee cup, place in the above mixture.
Now add the brandy, coffee liqueur, and coffee. Please finish with whipped cream and a cinnamon dusting, if you so desire.
Lemon Ginger Hot Toddy with Calvados
2 ounces of lemon juice
2 ounces of simple syrup (or ginger syrup if you really love ginger - recipe as follows)
2 ounces of Calvados (apple brandy) or dark rum, whiskey, or bourbon
4 ounces of very hot water
Bring all the ingredients together. Drop in a lemon ginger tea bag, let steep for approximately two minutes. Remove bag and enjoy.