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I'm cold - anyone know how I can warm up? How about a snuggle with Charlie Hunnam (you know the English actor who portrays Jax on 'Sons of Anarchy' and dropped out of the lead role Christian Grey in '50 Shades of Grey') and a spicy whiskey cider cocktail that's perfect for game day or movie night?
I don't know if your cocktail would ever actually be consumed if you were inches from Charlie, but that's beside the point. Imagining cuddling on the couch with a plate of nachos and your handsome man friend sets the stage perfectly for this drink.
Shall we do it? Let's.
This cocktail requires a small amount of prep - but if you just do it now it'll be ready by the time he comes over next weekend. What are you waiting for?
Make your Fire Whiskey infusion :
Take a glass bottle or jar and add a bottle of inexpensive whiskey
8 cinnamon sticks
3 ounces of simple syrup.
Set aside for 5 days and shake daily.
After 5 days, add 5 whole dried chile peppers and set aside for another day.
Sample daily until desired spiciness occurs - for us it was 2 days.
Strain and rebottle.
To make the cocktail :
Shake equal parts of your Fire Whiskey and apple cider (Trader Joe's Spicy Cider is perfect) with ice, then strain into glass and top with Hard Apple Cider of your choice.
Nothing impresses a man like the phrase "I infuse my own fire whiskey" - trust us, booze talk is as sexy as a chick who likes horror movies and plays pool. You're welcome.
Let us know how it goes - and tell Charlie we said hi.