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Coffee (or hot cocoa) with a kick
One of the simplest, tastiest hot drinks you can make involves little more than adding a splash or two of your favorite liqueur to a fresh brewed cup of coffee, or a mug of hot cocoa if you prefer. Add up to a ½ oz., to taste, of your favorite sweet dessert liqueur to a mug of coffee or hot chocolate. Top with real whipped cream.

Good candidates include: Kahlua, Bailey's Irish Crème, Amaretto, Peppermint Schnapps, Grand Marnier. Add whiskey to your coffee, and you have an Irish Coffee.

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Hot buttered rum
2 oz. dark rum (substitute gold if you must)
2 teaspoons brown sugar
pat of butter
hot water

Combine the rum, sugar and butter in a warmed mug (not too monstrously big) or thick-walled Irish coffee glass. Top off with hot (not quite boiling) water, and stir. Garnish with cinnamon (preferably a stick) and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

As a variation, try substituting maple syrup in place of the brown sugar.

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Hot toddy
2 oz. whiskey (substitute brandy, dark rum, if desired)
2 teaspoons sugar or honey
4 oz. hot water

Combine all the ingredients in a warmed mug. Add any or several of the following: 2-3 cloves, cinnamon (preferably stick, or a dash or two of the ground stuff), dash of lemon or orange juice, lemon or orange twist


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