Humble Suggestions from the Future (the East)
Since it’s colder here than it is “over there,” I’ve gotten a bit of a head start on you guys with the seasonal treats. So here’s my advice:
Firstly, try squeezing a drop or two of honey into a short glass of SoCo. Microwave for 15 seconds and proceed to feel warm oozy and pleasant.
Secondly, make some vin chaud. I’ve never tasted anything so perfect. I’ve committed the recipe to memory so here:
Lightly pound the rind from half of an orange (the orange part. none of the white pith) with the back of a knife. Pour a bottle of wine into a sauce pan and heat on low. Add the orange rinds and squeeze some of the juice in too. Throw in 1/3 cup sugar, 1 stick cinnamon, 6-8 cloves, & 1/2 cup brandy. When it starts to smoke, it’s ready. Drink it from a mug.
You all should come to dc for the inauguration.