Black Tower Winter Warmer
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Black Tower Winter Warmer
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.95 / 5
A cosy cocktail that will warm you inside and out. Perfect for chilly autumn evenings with friends or loved ones. A cosy cocktail that will warm you inside and out. Perfect for chilly autumn evenings with friends or loved ones.
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Base ingredient
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Brandy
Garnish
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Almond
Alcohol content
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11.58% | 4.88 units *
Details
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Hot

Pint glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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Dash Dash Dash
Dash Dash Dash
375ml 12.68oz 37.5cl
3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons
2 sticks 2 sticks 2 sticks

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Black Tower Winter Warmer is a sumptuous treat, combining red wine enriched with honey, cinnamon, and vanilla for a richly aromatic flavor. Its warming qualities and depth of flavor makes it perfect for a cozy evening, enveloping the palate with each delightfully spiced sip.

Method
How to make a Black Tower Winter Warmer

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine all of the ingredients in a pot and gently heat until all the sugar has dissolved
Stir frequently
Top with roasted almond flakes as a garnish
Pour into a mug and serve
~ Use Black Tower smooth red wine. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Black Tower Winter Warmer?

The Black Tower Winter Warmer is best served hot in a pint glass as indicated. To enhance the experience, pre-warm the glass by rinsing it with hot water before pouring the cocktail. This helps maintain the temperature and aromas, making it especially comforting on cold days.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of wine in the Black Tower Winter Warmer if I don't have red wine?

Yes, while red wine is recommended for its rich flavor, you can substitute it with a full-bodied white wine or even rosé for a different taste profile. The key is choosing a wine that can complement the warming spices like cinnamon and vanilla in the recipe.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Black Tower Winter Warmer to enhance its presentation?

To garnish the Black Tower Winter Warmer, consider adding a cinnamon stick, a slice of orange, or a star anise atop the drink for an aromatic and visual appeal. Adding a fresh vanilla pod slit open can also amplify the vanilla essence and make the presentation more inviting.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Black Tower Winter Warmer compare to that of regular wine?

The Black Tower Winter Warmer has an alcohol content of 11.58%, which is comparable to that of many standard wines, which typically range from 9% to 14% alcohol by volume (ABV). However, because this cocktail also contains brandy, it combines both the wine's and the spirit's warmth in one drink, making it notably heartwarming.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

Is there a specific time of year the Black Tower Winter Warmer is most suitable for?

Given the name and ingredients like honey, cinnamon, and vanilla, the Black Tower Winter Warmer is ideally suited for the colder months, particularly in fall and winter. Its warming properties and seasonal spices make it a comforting choice for chilly evenings or festive occasions during these seasons.

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