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Whiskey Sour Recipe

Whiskey Sour Recipe

A whiskey sour is an easy to make drink with a base of whiskey, and kicked up another notch on the fancy ladder with mulled simple sugar instead of standard simple sugar.

Making mulled simple sugar is easy and a perfect addition in a whiskey sour.

Mulling spices include, to name a few, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange, and allspice. Our special Boozn Sam’s blend mulling spice packets are added to water and sugar and heated to create a tasty batch of mulled simple sugar.

Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

Simple Syrup Recipe:

1.5 cups of water

.5 cups of sugar

1 Boozn Sam’s Glow Orange Spice Bag

Cocktail Recipe:

2 oz. shot of whiskey

1 oz. of lemon juice

2 oz. of mulled simple sugar

1 – Candied orange and cocktail skewer as a garnish

Directions:

1. Make the Simple Syrup by combing the water, sugar, and tea bags in a pot and bringing to a boil. Set aside and let cool

2. Add ice to a rocks glass then combine the whiskey, lemon, and mulled simple sugar

3. Garnish with the candied orange and cocktail skewer

4. Serve and enjoy

Are Tea Bags Harmful?

Are Tea Bags Harmful?

Are tea bags harmful? It’s a fair question when you think about it. Tea bags are soaked in hot drinks, where their properties are infused into your beverage. A bag with harmful elements, and they are out there and used regularly, leads to chemical bleed, where those damaging ingredients end up in your drink, and ultimately, inside of you. Yuck.

Sam spent an entire year developing the perfect mulling spice blends for his winter Glow Kits and set a standard of excellence that has remained a pillar within the company to this day. If you’re going to do something, do it right and create something you’re proud to put your name on. Sam may like his drink, but he also likes being proud of a hard’s days work.

That obsession is seen in every detail in Boozn Sam’s products, even down to the tea bags. Because the bags you seep matter. Anything unsavory in that material ultimately ends up back in your body. And there are things to avoid too. Such as metal staples, harmful chemicals and microplastics.

This is also why, Boozn Sam’s uses unbleached bags made from plant fibers. No additional tastes or flavors. All of the goodness you’ve come to expect from having a high degree of integrity in the products Sam personally puts his name on.

Material of the Tea Bag

Some lower-quality tea bags may be made with materials that can release harmful substances when exposed to hot water. Some tea bags are made with paper that has been treated with epichlorohydrin, which is a compound that is considered a possible human carcinogen. However, safer materials now exist. Some tea bags are now made with biodegradable or organic materials.

Microplastics

Certain tea bags are made with plastic, and there is concern about the potential release of microplastics into the tea when hot water is added. This is more common with some silky or mesh tea bags. Microplastics can actually cause major brain issues, including anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue.

Landfill Waste

Aside from non-biodegradable metal staples, tea bags that are made with a combination of plastic and paper will not decompose and end up in landfills, slowly deteriorating for the next hundred years. That’s good for no one. Not you. Not me. Not our future generation. Finally, have you considered the outer wrap? Although it may look cool, the outer, individual wrap that envelops each and every tea bag in your tea box, is waste. Unnecessary waste too, since it isn’t vacucum sealed and does little more than make the product look nicer.

The Perfect Bag

The perfect bag does exist, and we used it. It’s a natural filter that is biodegradable and unbleached. No tags. No strings. No outer wraps. You see, at the end of the day, your drink should be about…your drink. The rest is irrelevant, which is why we removed all the rest through careful though and research, leaving behind the pure essence of what you’re after – a damn good drink.

Christmas Slush Recipe

Christmas Slush Recipe

This Christmas slush is a variation of the classic brandy slush, which is popular throughout many parts of the midwest. And when made with Sam’s Glow mulling spice mixes, it’s easy!

Mulling spices include, to name a few, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange, and allspice. These spices, when added to slush make a delicious, unique, holiday slush. But, just don’t let the Christmas flavors fool you! This slush is good anytime the weather outside is cold, which may seem like a contradiction since it’s a cold drink. But, try it, and let us know what you think.

Christmas Slush

Ingredients:

*You will need a 1 gallon ice cream pail

Simple Syrup Recipe:

7 cups of water

2 cups of sugar

2 Boozn Sam’s Glow Cinnamon Spice Bag

Tea Recipe:

4 black tea bags

2 cups of water

Christmas Slush Recipe:

1 – 12 oz. can of concentrated orange juice

1 – 12 oz. can of concentrated lemonade

1 cup of butterscotch schnapps

2 cups of sweet red wine

1 bottle of squirt

Directions:

1. Make the Simple Syrup by combing the water, sugar, and tea bags in a pot and bringing to a boil. Set aside and let cool

2. Make the Tea by combining the tea bags and water and bringing to a boil. Set aside and let cool.

3. Make the Slush by combining the simple syrup, tea recipe, concentrated oj, concentrated lemonade, butterscotch schnapps and red wine.

4. Freeze for 24 – 36 hours

5. Serve by filled a cup half full with frozen Christmas Slush and topping off with squirt.

*Instead of squirt, see how to make a brandy christmas slush.

Brandy Slush Recipe

Brandy Slush Recipe

This slush is a variation of the classic brandy slush recipe and made with Sam’s Glow mulling spice mixes, it’s easy and a unique twist on an old classic!

Mulling spices include, to name a few, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange, and allspice. These spices, when added to slush make a delicious winter slush. But, just don’t let the Christmas flavors fool you! This slush is good anytime the weather outside is cold, which may seem like a contradiction since it’s a cold drink. But, try it, and let us know what you think.

Brandy Slush

Ingredients:

*You will need a 1 gallon ice cream pail

Simple Syrup Recipe:

7 cups of water

2 cups of sugar

2 Boozn Sam’s Glow Cinnamon Spice Bag

Tea Recipe:

4 black tea bags

2 cups of water

Brandy Slush Recipe:

1 – 12 oz. can of concentrated orange juice

1 – 12 oz. can of concentrated lemonade

1 cup of butterscotch schnapps

2 cups of sweet red wine

1 bottle of brandy

Directions:

1. Make the Simple Syrup by combing the water, sugar, and tea bags in a pot and bringing to a boil. Set aside and let cool

2. Make the Tea by combining the tea bags and water and bringing to a boil. Set aside and let cool.

3. Make the Slush by combining the simple syrup, tea recipe, concentrated oj, concentrated lemonade, butterscotch schnapps and red wine.

4. Freeze for 24 – 36 hours

5. Serve by adding a 2 oz. shot of brandy in a cup and adding half a cup of slush.

Brandy Slush

Brandy Slush

This slush is a variation of the classic brandy slush and made with Sam’s Glow mulling spice mixes, it’s easy and a unique, twist on an old classic!

Mulling spices include, to name a few, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange, and allspice. These spices, when added to slush make a delicious winter slush. But, just don’t let the Christmas flavors fool you! This slush is good anytime the weather outside is cold, which may seem like a contradiction since it’s a cold drink. But, try it, and let us know what you think.

Brandy Slush

Ingredients:

*You will need a 1 gallon ice cream pail

Simple Syrup Recipe:

7 cups of water

2 cups of sugar

2 Boozn Sam’s Glow Cinnamon Spice Bag

Tea Recipe:

4 black tea bags

2 cups of water

Brandy Slush Recipe:

1 – 12 oz. can of concentrated orange juice

1 – 12 oz. can of concentrated lemonade

1 cup of butterscotch schnapps

2 cups of sweet red wine

1 bottle of brandy

Directions:

1. Make the Simple Syrup by combing the water, sugar, and tea bags in a pot and bringing to a boil. Set aside and let cool

2. Make the Tea by combining the tea bags and water and bringing to a boil. Set aside and let cool.

3. Make the Slush by combining the simple syrup, tea recipe, concentrated oj, concentrated lemonade, butterscotch schnapps and red wine.

4. Freeze for 24 – 36 hours

5. Serve by adding a 2 oz. shot of brandy in a cup and adding half a cup of slush.

Hot Wine Recipe

Hot Wine Recipe

The perfect hot wine recipe involves simmering sweet red wine with cinnamon sticks, cloves, citrus peel, cardamom pods and sugar. The addition of these warming spices makes hot wine, also known as gluhwein, the perfect drink for chilly winter evenings. While Boozn Sam’s Glow Kits allow you to skip the cooking and jump to the end result, if you’re looking for a great hot wine recipe, here’s one to try:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar*
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds

Hot Wine Recipe:

1. Combine all ingredients in a pot over medium-low heat. (If you are pressed for time, crank up the heat to medium but make sure to stir frequently and prevent boiling.)

2. If you are cooking low and slow to maximize your experience, bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and mull for 10 minutes.

3. The ideal temperature is 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes.

4. Strain and serve.

Add a Shot:

And if you want to give your hot wine recipe a little kick, add a splash of brandy or rum. But, my personal favorite is a shot of butterscotch schnapps. The flavor complements sweet red wine and doesn’t get me hammered and laying on the floor drunk listening to Frank Sinatra in an hour.

Enjoy, and be sure to comment any variations of this hot wine recipe below. We want to hear about your upgrades. Cheers!

*For a sugar reduced or free recipe here, try Port wine, which is a naturally fortified sweet wine.