Chocolate Stout or Gunness Float

This remarkable velvety brew will make you dream of the return of St. Patrick’s Day, everyday! Creamy, sweet, chocolaty, semi-bitter edged, frothy, buttery…heaven! In the past, I have always used Guinness, but ever since discovering the “chocolate stout,” I have never looked back. Having said the latter, “both” ales are marvelous—especially in this delectable frothy […]

Christmas! Eat, Drink & Be Merry! Holiday Fare & Drink of Film & Song “Traditional Wassail”

“Love and joy come to you, and to you your wassail too…” Wassail (Old Norse “ves heil”, Old English was hál, literally ‘be you healthy’) is a beverage of hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year….

Witches Brew; Give Us a Kiss My Lovely…

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble…” One almost cackles with glee upon simply seeing this steamy Witch’s Brew–a sugar high in liquid form. It’s fun, rich, chocolaty and kissed with orange essence. Full of sweet, spooky love and it tastes amazing!Ingredients: 2 shots of hot espresso 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1…

Christmas! Eat, Drink & Be Merry! Holiday Fare & Drink of Film & Song “Traditional Wassail”

“Love and joy come to you, and to you your wassail too…” This traditional wassail recipe features hard cider, sugar-roasted apples, brandy and sweet spices. It is a simple, old-fashioned recipe made in the tradition of the season. “Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love…