Friday, December 4, 2009

Drink of the Day: Cinnamon Toast


And so this is Christmas!

Anywhere you go these days, you are sure to hear some holiday music playing at the store. This weekend is heavy shopping and shipping weekend. The lines at the post office have already doubled. The malls....well, you know, they are crowded but that's a good sign right? The economy is supposed to be getting better.

The New York Times reported today that U.S. employers have stopped laying people off, at least during the holidays. The jobless rate is the lowest currently (10 percent) since the recession began, the report says.

While there is a nagging concern that this trend might change come January, one cannot live in fear and anxiety. After all, this is the holiday season.

Let's drink to that. Today's drink comes from Middletown Store Manager Raymond Kimble and is called Cinnamon Toast. Ray, as he is popularly known, is very knowledgeable about bartending and can answer any questions you have about wines and spirits.

To make this drink, Ray suggests mixing 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder with 1 tablespoon sugar, add to that one-and-half-ounce of your favorite spiced rum, then mix in 6 oz of hot apple cider and serve in a mug.

At Spirits Unlimited Middletown you can find over 20 varieties of spiced rums in Aisle 3. So stop by on your way home and we will help you pick one. If you have any questions, e-mail us at

We know the holidays are busy, that's why we are here for you.

About Me

This blog is designed, edited and published by Somdatta Sengupta for Circus Liquors Inc. Content is supervised by Stuart Keats, Manager of Liquor Operations for Circus Liquors Inc. Site header created by Denise Reinle. Graphics support provided by Phyllis Vivoli. Content support provided by Mike DeNiro. Store Manager for Spirits Middletown is Ray Kimble. He can be reached at (732) 957 9700. For questions, comments or more information, write to Spirits Middletown at For placing orders or any form of assistance with your fine wine, beer or other party planning requirements, call the store directly at (732) 957 9700.