“I want a Bloody Mary but I don’t want a Bloody Mary.” That might be a good way to describe this version of the tomato-based concoction that people stuff with everything from celery sticks to fried chicken.
Hot buttered rum punch is a winter go-to of mine for lots of reasons. It’s yummy, warms you up, and it’s a good way to unwind with friends after a day of preparing for the holidays. I like this version because it also brings a little heat thanks to some cayenne powder.
This being a chile pepper bourbon punch for Christmas, I forewent the usual cutesy Santa mug for something a little more Ghost of Christmas Future.
Here’s another mulled cider that contains two chiles, the mild ancho and the hot habanero.
To “mull” a beverage is to heat it with other ingredients to impart a flavor. I mulled over several formulas before choosing this one with its pungent punch.
While Red Nose Punch is a traditionally a Christmas libation, you can make it whenever you want and if the department stores are to be believed, Christmas season starts in like September now, so there you go.
Think this drink is just a Bloody Mary with tequila switched for the vodka? Well, almost.