Each of my morning runs are getting colder and colder... Maybe it's time to invest in a treadmill?
Maybe it's the inner Texan in me, but one of my favorite things about cold weather is avoiding it! I mean really! Think about it, you get an excuse to snuggle up with fuzzy blankets, sitting by a warm fire, watching Netflix to avoid going outside... It's fantastic!
Building off of that, drinking hot chocolate is great, but not many adults want a hot cocoa to go with their dinners. Understandable! That's why I like to serve Cinnamon White Russians to keep my guests warm and satisfied!
I love this recipe, it's delicious, it's pretty to look at, it's seasonal, and it's super simple! I garnish mine with real cinnamon sticks to reinforce holiday cheers. Try it out!
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- large ice cubes
- 4 parts vodka
- 3 parts coffee liquor
- 3 parts cinnamon simple syrup
- 2 parts cream (a little extra won't hurt)
- Make the Cinnamon Simple Syrup: Heat the water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks over medium high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer longer for more cinnamon taste.
- Make the Cinnamon White Russian: Place an ice cube in each glass. Add ingredients in order listed. Swirl before and after adding the cream to get everything mixed together real nice. You can also mix the drink in a shaker with ice cubes to chill it faster.
XOXO - Darbie