Last Christmas in Paris, The Boyfriend and I had mead at a holiday street festival. It as like something out of a movie, twinkling lights, roasting chestnuts and hot cider. Since we are getting into the holiday season, I’ve been looking for a good cocktail recipe to recreate what we had.
After looking for mead recipes, I found you brew it like beer. And it takes about three weeks. Well I’m not one to wait three weeks for a cocktail, let alone three hours so I found a replacement recipe that takes about 30 minutes (albeit still longer than I like to wait for cocktails).
First, I baked oranges studded with cloves at 350 degrees for half an hour. In the meantime, I heated apple cider laced with Maker’s and cinnamon sticks on the stove top.
The combination made the house smell amazing.
Once the oranges were done, I heated up everything and let it simmer for a couple minutes. And voila!
I normally don’t act like I stepped out of the pages of Pinterest, but I wanted to try and make something to remind us of Paris.
And it gave me a reason to wear my “je t’aime” sweatshirt.