Hold On To The Holiday Spirit: Your Friday Cocktail Hour Spiked Cider
Brown and mediciney is the way to kick start to your weekend, especially if you're still trying to work through 2015's first hangover. Do you have half an orange in your fridge from New Year's Eve cocktails? Great. Get a jug of apple cider from your grocer and a bottle of brandy from your alphabet store/liquor cabinet. We prefer the cognac of Napoleon, but if E&J's would be just fine.
You're gonna feel better before you know it.
2 oz. brandy
1 1/2 oz. apple cider
Juice of half an orange
1-2 dashes angostura bitters
Rim a chilled cocktail glass with the slice of lemon.
Shake everything else with ice; strain into prepared glass.
Drink it quickly; it's mostly juice.
Remember the words of Napoleon Bonaparte: "The best cure for the body is a quiet mind."