21 Recipes to Get Hygge With

Hi friends! I’m soooo excited to share today’s post with you because it’s inspired by the new lifestyle trend that’s been getting a ton of buzz in the news lately – HYGGE! (pronounced HOO-gah.)

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In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of it yet, hygge is a Danish concept that, in a word, translates to “coziness.” It encourages people to take some time every day to do all things warm and snuggly – whether it be cuddling up under a warm blanket with a book and cup of coffee in hand, or sitting in front of the fireplace with your loved ones watching a TV show.

Of course, any time spent “hyggelig” (the verb form, pronounced HOO-ga-lee) merits some delicious comfort food to go with it, and that’s what I’m bringing you today! I’ve put together a fantastic roundup of the ultimate hygge recipes, guaranteed to make any time spent hyggelig a smashing success.

So let’s get to it!

1. PULL-APART BEER BREAD WITH COMTE AND wHOLE gRAIN mUSTARD
Pull-Apart Beer Bread with Comte and Whole Grain Mustard | 21 Recipes to Get Hygge With on CaliGirl Cooking
Get the recipe here. // CaliGirl Cooking
2. Healthy Mushroom Risotto
Healthy Mushroom Risotto | 21 Recipes to Get Hygge With on CaliGirlCooking.com
Get the recipe here. // Lively Table
3. Slow Cooker Moroccan Lamb
Slow Cooker Moroccan Lamb | 22 Recipes to Get Hygge With on CaliGirlCooking.com
Get the recipe here. // The Purple Ladle
4. Vanilla Coconut Matcha Latte
Vanilla Coconut Matcha Latte | 21 Recipes to Get Hygge With on CaliGirlCooking.com
Get the recipe here. // Bourbon and Honey
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
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Get the recipe here. // Gluten-Free with LB
6. Danish Smorrebrod with Remoulade
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Get the recipe here. // Caroline’s Cooking
7. Skillet Cornbread with Manuka Honey and Cinnamon Butter
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Get the recipe here. // Veggie Desserts
8. 5-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup
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Get the recipe here. // Wholesome Yum
9. Caribou
Caribou | 21 Recipes to Get Hygge With on CaliGirlCooking.com
Get the recipe here. // CaliGirl Cooking
10. Chicken and Cauliflower Skillet
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Get the recipe here. // Grits and Pinecones
11. Easy One-Pot Mac ‘n Cheese with Hidden Veggies
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Get the recipe here. // Raia’s Recipes
12. Black Pepper Rose Puff Loaf
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Get the recipe here. // Elegant Meraki
13. Mushroom and Cauliflower Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
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Get the recipe here. // Delicious Everyday
14. Kentucky Coffee
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Get the recipe here. // CaliGirl Cooking
15. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Lentils, Kale and Sun Dried Tomatoes
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Get the recipe here. // Lauren Caris Cooks
16. Vegan Florentine Biscuits
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Get the recipe here. // Anna Banana
17. Easy Swiss Chard Lentil Soup
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Get the recipe here. // My Wife Can Cook
18. Sweet with Heat Yam Casserole
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Get the recipe here. // CaliGirl Cooking
19. Coconut Braised Chickpeas and Spinach
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Get the recipe here. // Bunsen Burner Bakery
20. Savory Pretzel Bread Pudding with Cheddar, Apples and Sausage
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Get the recipe here. // CaliGirl Cooking
21. Apple Crumble with a Twist
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Get the recipe here. // The Dessert Spoon

Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margaritas

Smoky, tart, salty and sweet…

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All of these flavors are being brought to you today by yours truly in one deeeee-licious cocktail. You’re welcome. That’s right, these Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margaritas combine four of the most distinctive tastes our palate can distinguish for a drink that will rock your world. I can promise you that.

I love this drink because it’s complex and intriguing, with many different components, yet they all come together rather effortlessly. It’s a recipe that took a bit of thought to compose, but once I had the basic idea in mind the rest came easily.

This is kind of how I’ve been trying to approach life this year. Thoughtfully, and with intention, slowing down a bit when I can and really taking everything in. With all of my travels at the end of last year, I found myself trying to just keep afloat, not spending quite as much time on my blog posts as I’d have liked, not taking the time to GROW the blog as a business as opposed to just putting words and recipes on paper.

We don’t have any big trips planned until April (when we’re headed to Italy with the fam!) so I’m relishing these next few months of (relative) peace and quiet to put together some quality content for you all, and to focus on continuing to grow the blog and my business in the directions I’ve dreamed of ever since starting this little thing oh so long ago.

What are you really to focus on in these first few months of the New Year?

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You’ve heard what I’ll be focusing on, but right now let focus on these Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margaritas and how we come across all of these layers of flavor in one icy glass of pure joy. I’m going to break it down for you:

PICKLED STRAWBERRIES

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This is the first and MOST important step in the margarita-making process. It’s also the only part that takes a little bit of time, so be sure to plan on making these in advance.

These pickled strawberries are actually the primary source of inspiration for this cocktail. I came across the simple pickling recipe when I was thumbing through my issue of Bon Appetit a while back. One of the recommended uses for the finished product was in a cocktail, among other things like in a salad, on a cheese board, etc. The cocktail option caught my eye and I couldn’t wait to try my own creative hand at a recipe.

The recipe I used for the pickled strawberries came straight from Bon Appetit, because I figured why mess with a basic, easy list of ingredients that were sure to pack a punch?

You may be put off by the whole process of pickling, but I can assure you that this is a “quick pickling” recipe and comes together in no time flat with minimal involvement (the only thing you have to look out for is the smell of vinegar consuming your entire house, so be sure to open some windows!)

We simply boil vinegar, water, sugar and salt on the stove until the sugar and salt are dissolved, and then pour the mixture over a bunch of hulled and halved strawberries in a mason jar. We then have to let the mixture cool for a bit, which will just take a few hours in the refrigerator.

After cooling, we puree the strawberries to use in our margaritas so we can be sure that tart, pickled flavor is mixed evenly throughout the cocktail without being too intense.

Now time to move on to the next important ingredient!

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MEZCAL

Yes, I had been dying to make a pickled fruit cocktail, but I had also been dying to make a cocktail with mezcal, even before it was named one of the top food trends for 2017. The hubs was finally able to score a bottle for me (love his wine and spirit connections!) and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

I was ready to make some Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margaritas!

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Both the pureed pickled strawberries and the mezcal are pretty intense flavors, so I knew I had to balance them out with some of the more mainstream margarita ingredients. A little fresh lime juice, a dash of Cointreau and some agave syrup did the trick.

It took a few tweaks to get all of the flavors balanced correctly, but after just a little bit of taste testing (no complaints here!) I finally came up with the perfect ratio of pickled strawberry to mezcal to Cointreau, lime juice and agave.

Now, the weekend is here, the rain is gone in Cali (for now) and we’re in the middle of football playoffs. If you ask me, this all calls for no better excuse than to whip up some Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margaritas for you and your friends. Don’t you agree?

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Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margaritas
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Smoky, tart, sweet and salty...All of these delicious flavors are wrapped into one delicious cocktail with this Smoky Pickled Strawberry Margarita. 

Course: Drinks
Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pickled strawberry puree (see Notes)
  • 3 ounces mezcal
  • 2 ounces agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • Lime wheels, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into two rocks glasses filled ¾ of the way with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Recipe Notes

Click here for the Pickled Strawberry recipe from Bon Appetit.

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Grilled Swordfish with Furikake Butter

Because sometimes simpler is better.

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We’re at that time of year when we’re still recovering from the craziness of the holidays, and if you’re anything like me, you’re craving those simple, easy meals that come together in a flash while still delivering loads of delicious flavor. This Grilled Swordfish with Furikake Butter is one such meal, and I can guarantee that it will change your life.

But seriously, once you go down the path of compound butters (i.e. mixing spices, herbs and other flavorings into your favorite high-quality butter), you’ll never turn back. The hardest part is remembering to put some butter out ahead of time to let it come to room temperature for easy mixing. Thinking up all of the delicious ways you can use said compound butter? I don’t think that’s going to be a problem for you.

I was first introduced to compound butters when I worked a short stint in a French bistro in Honolulu, and all I can say is it was a life-changing experience. Compound butters basically cut your prep time in half, seeing as the herbs and other flavorings are already mixed into the butter you’d use in the recipe anyhow.

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They are THE perfect answer to any sort of grilled, roasted or pan-fried meat or seafood. Just plop a pat on top of your already cooked protein, dish it up with a vibrant veggie side dish, and a simple, balanced dinner is ready for your kitchen table.

Speaking of vibrant veggie side dishes, can we talk a bit about these Haricots Verts and Snow Peas with Hazelnut and Orange that I whipped up to serve with my oh-so-delicious Grilled Swordfish with Furikake Butter?

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One of my favorite gifts I received this Christmas was Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. I have been dying to get my hands on said cookbook for oh, at least six months now, and my little sis pulled through. Although I’ve never had the privilege of eating at any of his restaurants, everything I’ve read about him, and all of the recipes I’ve seen that are created by him, have been right up my alley. Mostly vegetable- and herb-based, but with no strict dietary callouts. Yes, you will find gluten in his recipes and yes, there are still meats and cheeses making appearances, but veggies are the star of the show. The perfect “balance” if you ask me!

So, after Christmas the hubs had to come back to Santa Barbara for work, but I stayed up north since we had a wedding (and Tahoe trip!) over New Year’s weekend. I made the horrible mistake of sending my new cookbook home with him, and consequently spent many laid-back afternoons and evenings wishing I had it to pore through and even make a recipe or two from.

Needless to say, as soon as I got back home I excitedly started flipping through all of the recipes and marking which ones I wanted to try (um, basically all of them!) When I saw that this Grilled Swordfish with Furikake Butter was scheduled on my editorial calendar for this week, I couldn’t wait to make these Haricots Verts and Snow Peas to go with it!

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If you want to make delicious vegetable-filled dishes (or super tasty baked goods, for that matter), I HIGHLY recommend that you invest in Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. And if you already have it, do you have any favorite recipes you’ve made from it?

Anywho, back to this Grilled Swordfish with Furikake Butter. As I mentioned, it is so easy, with minimal mess and cleanup, and requires very few ingredients. It also comes together in less than 20 minutes, plus just a little bit of time for the butter to reset in the refrigerator.

I got the idea for furikake compound butter when my dad and I were in Honolulu this past fall, as furikake is a pretty popular condiment over there and we were enjoying it in EVERYTHING.  If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically a Japanese seasoning blend made up of seaweed, sesame seeds, dried fish and other things. It’s amazing, and surprisingly not too hard to find here on the mainland. Any grocery store with a big Asian section should have it, but you can also order it on Amazon.

As I mentioned, the hardest part about this recipe is planning it far enough in advance to take out some of your favorite high-quality butter (I prefer Kerrygold) and let it come to room temperature so you can easily mix in the furikake. I used my mini food processor to mix everything together, but you could also do it by hand or use a pastry blender.

Once you have the furikake mixed evenly throughout the butter, you’ll want to roll it up into a log using saran wrap (also known as “au torchon” in culinary speak) and place it in the refrigerator to re-harden so you can cut it into pats for on top of your swordfish.

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While your butter is in the refrigerator, you can grill up the swordfish. We’re keeping the seasoning simple for this one, since most of the flavor is going to come from the furikake butter. A little spray (or brush) of oil to keep the fish from sticking, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice and you’re good to go. Grilled only takes 4-8 minutes per side (depending on the thickness of your swordfish filets) and then you’re ready to rock and roll!

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If you’re not a fan of swordfish, you could easily substitute another type of fish or even steak or chicken. Either way, the dish is going to be delicious. Now what are you waiting for? Time to get some fish on the grill for dinner tonight!

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Grilled Swordfish with Furikake Butter
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A simple, protein-filled recipe - grilled swordfish is topped with a delicious compound butter laced with furikake, the classic Japanese seasoning.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2 servings
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons high-quality butter, at room temperature (I prefer Kerrygold)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons furikake
  • 2 swordfish filets (about 3/4 - 1 pound total)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and furikake in a small food processor or mixing bowl. Mix until furikake is evenly incorporated into the butter. Using a spatula, scoop the butter onto a piece of saran wrap in the shape of a log. Using the saran wrap as a guide, roll the butter into a log shape. Place in refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes to reharden.

  2. In the meantime, prepare your swordfish. First, turn your gas grill on medium to heat up. Next, prep the swordfish by first spraying or brushing with olive oil, then squeezing on lemon juice and finally seasoning with salt and pepper. 

  3. Place swordfish on the grill and cook on one side for 4-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your filets. Flip over and cook for another 4-8 minutes, or until swordfish looks cooked through and is no longer incredibly tender to the touch. 

  4. Remove swordfish from grill and plate up immediately. Remove furikake butter from the refrigerator and cut two pats (about 1/8 of an inch thick each) per swordfish filet. Place on top of swordfish and serve immediately with whatever veggie side you desire!

Recipe Notes

You will have plenty of furikake butter left over for anything you want to use it on. The possibilities are endless: on top of other proteins, grilled vegetables, or even to season popcorn!

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Dinner is served.

Chai Chia Oatmeal

It’s time to hop back in the saddle of life.

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And I’m going to do it with this Chai Chia Oatmeal by my side.

We got back from Lake Tahoe late Thursday night, just one day after we had initially anticipated and one day before the next storm was supposed to come in. We had such a great time relaxing, playing games and spending time with family…We never wanted to leave but, alas, we had to get back to reality and do this thing called life.

After two weeks away from home (and mostly eating other peoples’ food) I was so excited to get back in the kitchen on Friday and make my own delicious, wholesome food. First up on the list was this Chai Chia Oatmeal, which IMHO is the perfect January breakfast. Healthy, filling and easy to prepare, while still making us feel that we don’t have to say goodbye to all of the festive holiday cheer that has filled us up over the past couple of months.

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Speaking of cheer and happiness, has everyone set their intentions and goals for the New Year? I prefer to do this instead of setting resolutions, as having an end goal always motivates me to push forward and achieve everything I want to do. I took some time in between Christmas and New Year’s to reevaluate the direction I want to take the blog (and related business,) and I’m so excited to start setting things into motion to achieve these goals.

The New Year is a perfect time for this, but I think it’s important for us to remember to stop, reflect and reassess more often than once every 365 days. One of my goals for 2017 is to check in with myself AT LEAST every month, and see if I need to approach things a little differently or start focusing more of my time on something else. I think this is so necessary for entrepreneurs like myself, but also for anyone who is trying to achieve something in the New Year. Tell me, what are your goals and intentions for the year ahead?

We all know that one of the biggest intentions people set at New Year’s is to clean up their eating habits. Although you all know I don’t believe in restrictive diets, I think it is inevitable that eating healthier, more whole foods is top of mind at this time of year. I’m all for the healthy eating (and this Chai Chia Oatmeal is healthier than I’ll get out) but let’s not forget to sneak in little indulgences here and there. If it were up to me, I’d ask each and every one of you to have the goal of more BALANCE in your life as opposed to setting restrictions for yourself.

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So time for me to get off my pedestal and tell you all about this Chai Chia Oatmeal that is likely to be on repeat weekly in your household once you try it. It comes together in under 30 minutes, and even reheats well if you want to prep it in advance. There is also a huge amount of flavor for very few ingredients. All wins in my book!

Perhaps my favorite part of this recipe is the way we get the “chai spice” flavor into the oatmeal. Rather than having to worry about throwing in all of the different spices that go into chai, we simply steep two chai tea bags in the oatmeal’s liquid as it cooks. I used half water and half unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you could easily go all one or the other based on your taste preferences.

Aside from the above mentioned base ingredients, all that goes into this wholesome breakfast is honey, a little vanilla extract and, of course, the chia seeds! And if you really want to jazz up your Chai Chia Oatmeal, may I suggest topping it all with toasted walnuts, homemade whipped cream and ground cinnamon? Or what about pecans, maple syrup and Greek yogurt? The healthy possibilities are endless, my friends, so let’s get about whipping this up in the kitchen, shall we?

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Chai Chia Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This warming oatmeal is full of comforting chai spices and filling chia seeds. It's the perfect, healthy cold weather breakfast that will keep you right on track with your healthy eating goals.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2 servings
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
Ingredients
For the oatmeal:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Suggested toppings:
  • Toasted walnut or pecan pieces
  • Homemade whipped cream
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, almond milk, oats, salt and tea bags. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes, or until all of the liquid has absorbed into the oats. 

  2. Stir in the honey, chia seeds and vanilla extract. 

  3. Spoon into bowls and top with desired toppings. Serve immediately.

Kentucky Coffee

Because when you’re snowed in there’s no other way to go.

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This is what I found myself doing when we were stuck in Lake Tahoe for a couple of extra days. I was out of drafted blog posts and needed a cocktail to share with you all. The fam bam brainstormed what we had to work with and this is what we came up with: Kentucky Coffee!

That’s right, this is my stranded-in-a-cabin take on the classic Irish coffee, and let me tell you, it is sooooo good. My mom doesn’t even drink straight up coffee (mochas and lattes are more her jam) and she went back for Kentucky Coffee seconds. It’s that good.

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Yes, we were stranded in Tahoe for a bit longer than anticipated, but it’s likely that by the time you’re reading this we’ll have dug our way out of that winter wonderland and made our way back to reality.

Not that we minded the extra time too much. We had a blast just being cozy in our cabin, building snowmen and jigsaw puzzles, and dipping in the hot tub for as long as we could handle. It was such a great time with both sides of our families, time that we will most definitely cherish and try to do more often. Because when you’re stuck in the snow, who else do you want to be with (and enjoy cocktails with) other than those you hold most dear?

So here’s what I did: I brewed up a bit of our huge stash of coffee (no way we’d run out of that on a trip to Tahoe) and I quickly simmered up some fresh mint simple syrup. We had a stash of bourbon on hand (which was a much better option than the tequila my sister brought along for margaritas) so of course that was a necessary ingredient for (and inspired the name for) Kentucky Coffee as well. Finally, I took advantage of the mixer we found in our AirBnB rental and whipped up some fresh whipped cream to top everything off. Do not skip this part! It really makes the drink.

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Probably the best (a.k.a. funniest) part of creating this super tasty Kentucky Mule was the photography, which is best narrated by the photos below. Since we had planned on coming home Wednesday morning, I didn’t have any of my photography props with me at the cabin, so I had to make do. I must say the insane amount of snow made a pretty sick backdrop, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t challenging to get the right shots! Thanks to my pops and sis for capturing my dedication (and super cute hairdo) in the process of shooting this recipe.

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Kentucky Coffee | CaliGirlCooking.com

Kentucky Coffee | CaliGirlCooking.com

I hope you all are staying warm, dry, and well-lubricated with drink in this New Year. You made it through the first week of 2017, so time to celebrate with a warming mug (or two) of Kentucky Coffee!

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Kentucky Coffee
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

There's a new boozy hot coffee drink in town, and it's full of bourbon, mint and whipped cream. The perfect cold weather cocktail!

Course: Drinks
Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: CaliGirl Cooking
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces fresh mint simple syrup
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Pour 2 ounces of bourbon and 1 ounce of fresh mint simple syrup into the bottom of two coffee mugs. Stir to combine. 

  2. Add ½ cup of brewed coffee to each mug.

  3. In a small bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Divide whipped cream amongst both mugs. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig if desired and serve warm. 

Recipe Notes

To make the Fresh Mint Simple Syrup: Combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar in a small saucepan with 10 fresh mint leaves. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture reduces slightly. Remove from heat at this point but it's not necessary to let the syrup cool to room temperature since you're adding it to a warm drink.

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The snow doesn’t bother me anyway…

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