Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hot Autumn Nights Blog Hop!

I live in Canada where autumn nights can be very chilly. But keeping warm on a cold night can be fun, especially if you've got someone to keep warm with! There's nothing I like better than to cuddle with my husband under a blanket while we watch TV and enjoy a hot drink. Here's a couple of my favorite hot drinks for a cold night.

Hot Chocolate & the Adult Hot Chocolate

Who doesn't like hot chocolate? I have to admit that most of my hot chocolate drinks come from a mix. But if you want to upgrade your hot chocolate, add 2 oz. of Peppermint Schnapps. It adds a depth of flavour and a touch of sweetness that will warm you from the inside out. If you like, hang a mini candy cane on the side of your mug for an even mintier taste.

Hot Buttered Rum (my favorite!)

1 small slice butter
1 tsp. brown sugar
Optional spices: ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice
Vanilla extract
2 oz. dark rum
Hot water

1. Place butter, sugar and spices at the bottom of an Irish Coffee glass or mug
2. Mix well.
3. Pour in rum and hot water. Stir and enjoy.
    Yields one drink

Do you have a favorite cold weather drink? I'd love you to share! All comments are eligible for the Grand Prize - a $140 Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate. I'm also offering as a prize a PDF copy of my contemporary romantic comedy "Rescue Me". To be eligible you must comment on this post. Winner will be chosen at random from all comments received. So comment away!

To find other stops on the Blog Hop, go here:


  1. I'm not a hot beverage drinker. I have maybe one hot chocolate all winter. I love an icy cold diet coke any time.

  2. im just a regular hot chocolate drinker

  3. i prefer hot chocolate

  4. That recipe looks so yummy, I usually drink a lot of green tea :)

  5. My favourite hot beverage has always been mulled wine. The ones we can buy at the mall during autumn/winter time here (in Latvia) are good enough (they usually come mostly from Germany), I`m just always adding some ingredients while warming it up, e.g. cinnamon sticks,cloves, one peeled orange, ginger, etc.

  6. Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps is my ultimate favorite cold weather drink!!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  7. Hot chocolate with a shot of Amaretto.

    Hmm Hmm good. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Hot Cocoa is my favorite hot drink, Mocha coffee as well.

    Dawna Newman

  9. Hot cocoa made with real milk with marshmellow. Also I got into Irish Breakfast Tea or Green Tea.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  10. I love my Starbuck's latte with steamed whole milk, lots of foam and extra-extra-hot.\

  11. my grandmother makes the best rum balls the drink i like is hot apple cider spiked of course i sware im not a lush

  12. My ideal for an autumn night, in my lounge chair with a thow. My favorite dog on my lap. And finally, a book in my hand. Ahh heaven.

    Now with my sweetie, suggling on the couch and laughter. Not only is it a turn on, it's hot! Amazon, kindle ebook.

  13. My fav winter drink is a nice hot chocolate or hot apple cider.


  14. I love love love the holiday teas from Celestial Seasonings -- my favorite is Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride followed closely by Gingerbread Spice -- and the packages are SO cute!

    Nothing like curling up with a good book and tea by the fire!


  15. I like a cup of hot spiced tea for a cosy drink in the evening.

    Don''t have an eReader for "Rescue Me" - bummer!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  16. I like hazelnut coffee but also a hot cup of choco ;)


  17. Thanks for the chance to win. I love a great cup of coffee or two and my Kindle on a cold Autumn night.

  18. I forgot my e-mail....Yvette

  19. I would say winter is coming here so cold I live in Wisconsin! I love snuggling up with my blanket and reading a great book staying nice and warm almost forgot the hot cocoa!
    Thank you for the great giveaway What a fun blog hop!
    Latisha D

  20. I love hot tea -all different kinds and really good hot chocolate on cold nights.

  21. Thanks for the great recipe!! I just drink apple cider or hot coco on a cool autumn night...mmmm then have a hot bath and cuddle in bed with a great book and then sleep in.


  22. My perfect night is hot chocolate and kitty cuddles

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  23. Hot chocolate with extra marshmellows!
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  24. Spiced Eggnog!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  25. A hot romantic night for me is either sitting by the fire snuggling under a throw and just talking; or snuggling and watching a chick flick, as long as you are with the one you love...ok you manly men…deal with!lol

    My favorite drink is a Cinnamon latte. It's so warm and yummy!

    Awesome hop! Thanks for the opportunity to meet new authors and add to my out of control TBR list.

    Belinda G
    belgre AT comcast DOT net

  26. A warm fire, a soft throw, a cup of hot cocoa, and a good book makes my autumn nights amazing.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  27. I love hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint
    msboatgal at

  28. I love any kind of hot chocolate. Thanks for the recipes!

  29. I love reading in bed.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  30. I must try that hot buttered rum recipe. Sounds delicious. :)

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  31. Terrific blog. Great hopping with you.


  32. I want either hot tea or coffee.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  33. I love sitting by the fire with hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream and an even hotter book!!!
    Thanks for contest

  34. Copied that recipes seems like it'll be good, thanks for sharing :)

    Me personally I enjoy snuggling up in a blanket with cup of herbal tea and good book but as the holidays approach us (rather quickly in my opinion)I find myself in the kitchen baking more..

    Happy Holidays


  35. i love red zinger tea with honey and lemon. drink it by the pot. preciousyipperbear uses gmail

  36. Macallan 18 - love an exceptional single malt scotch!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . c

  37. My favorite cold weather drink is a hot cup of tea. What kind depends on my mood. Sometimes it is Earl Grey, others Spice Chia and even others peppermint.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. My favorite is snuggling underneath a blanket and reading a good book! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you and yours!

  39. Hi everyone!
    The winner of a PDF copy of my contemporary romantic comedy "Rescue Me" is scotsgal. Congratulations! Her name was chosen at random from all the comments received. Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by!


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