When I was a tiny little girl, full of precociousness and wonderment, my favorite snack was cinnamon sugar toast.
Unfortunately, this saccharine snack was usually reserved for very special occasions….or when Grandma was around for spoiling and sneaky giggles. The warm crunchy sugary toast melted away all of the stress of a toddlers life, bringing about a huge grin and a little heart bursting with joy. As an adult, I look back and find myself missing the simple power of toast points to comfort, warm, and make the world right again.
So, in honor of cinnamon toast in all of it’s comfort and joy, I’ve concocted a little adult beverage to warm your soul and make you the star of upcoming holiday soirees.
Dust off your martini shaker and dig out your cocktail glasses. For rimming the glasses, pour a little granulated white sugar onto a plate and mix in a bit of ground cinnamon; wet the rim of a glass and dip it in the cinnamon sugar and wiggle it around a bit.
Now, get your shaker and pour in 1 ounce of good-quality bourbon, followed by 2 ounces of orange juice. Sprinkle in ½ teaspoon of sugar and a good douse of cinnamon. Add a handful of ice and shake shake shake it like a Polaroid picture. Now just pour into a glass rimmed with cinnamon and spice, and sip away!
I hope all of you on the East Coast are safely hunkered down and out of Hurricane Sandy’s way. You’re in my thoughts. xo