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Baby, it’s cold outside!  When I say cold what I mean is this: I live in Northern California and it is below 65 degrees. I realize that for some of you temperatures in the 60’s is bathing suit weather but this California girl can’t hack it.  The forecast for this weekend is cold rain and a frigid 43 degree overnight low. It makes my teeth chatter just thinking about it!

Here is what I plan to do to combat the wintery chills: warm beverages.  Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, special coffee drinks, hot water with lemon & honey and any other toasty beverage I can curl my fingers around.

Enter this recipe from Sunset Magazine, Warm Apple Pie Cocktail.   Doesn’t’ that sound like comfort in a cup? And it is so simple: warm unfiltered apple juice with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice then add a splash of spiced rum and top it all off with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Of course if you don’t mind leaving out the rum, you could make this drink with your favorite little ones.  Let them toss in the spices and spoon in the whipped cream.  Maybe even sprinkle a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on top.  Ohhhhhhh, such goodness!

Yep, this weekend I’m going to throw some logs on the fire, do some online Christmas shopping and enjoy this yummy drink.  And you? What will you be doing to stay warm and cozy?