With winter just around the corner and temperatures dropping fast, it’s the perfect time to get cozy with a delicious warm winter beverage courtesy of Prairie Organic Spirits.

Spiced and Spirited

Spiced and Spirited (serves 2-3)
1/2 bottle Red Wine
2 oz Prairie Organic Vodka
3 cinnamon sticks + 1 for garnish
3 star anise pods
1 strip lemon peel
1 tsp. sugar
Directions: Add ingredients to a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until warm (do not boil), remove from the heat and let stand 5 – 10 minutes. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Prairie Ginger(bread) Toddy

Gin(gerbread) Toddy
2 parts Prairie Organic Gin
1 part gingerbread syrup*
1 part lemon or orange juice
¼ cup boiling water
Directions: Fill cup with hot water and stir until gingerbread syrup is dissolved. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

*Gingerbread Syrup:
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Directions: Combine ingredients in a pan. Heat to boiling while whisking until all the powder substances dissolve. Boil for 2-3 minutes so syrup thickens.


Harvest Hot Chocolate

Harvest Hot Chocolate
1 oz. Prairie Organic Vodka
¾ oz. Amaretto
2 tbsp hot chocolate mix (instant)
4 oz. milk
Whipped cream (optional)
Cinnamon stick (optional)
Directions: Prepare hot chocolate (as usual) with milk and stir in remaining ingredients. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick.