Drinks || A Cozy Winter Cocktail

January 05, 2015

There is nothing cozier than sitting by the fire curled up with a furry blanket with a yummy cocktail on hand.  It has been freezing in Dallas lately (which I love!) so thoughts of cozy evenings by the fire abound here right now.  byejoe 'red' liquor is the star in today's cozy wintery cocktail.  byejoe is a reinvention of China’s ancient spirit baijiu, the equivalent to Mexico's tequila or Russia's vodka. You may remember last year I prepared a holiday cocktail with byejoe that was also delicious (see it here)byejoe 'red' is distilled from 100% red sorghum, one of the world's most important grains which is rich in antioxidants, B vitamins and is an excellent source of protein. It is also one of the only grains that is naturally gluten free. Sounds like the perfect base for today's cocktail!  Here is the recipe for today's libation- Beijing Bitter-

I added nonpareile's (one of my all-time favorite sweets) for embellishment.  The bittersweet orange and chocolate combination is delicious.  You can get a byejoe bottle online here or find a store or restaurant near you that carries it (see here).  My husband was a fan. We think this drink would be an ideal after dinner drink served with a tray of sweets.  It would be the perfect way to escort your dinner guests from the table back to the comfortable sofas in your living room helping extend that lively conversation for longer.  After all, aren't the after dinner conversations the most interesting?

Cin Cin!!  To a wonderful 2015 ahead.

[all photos by AC. byejoe c/o] 

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  1. So cozy! I'd like to jump into these photos and sit by the fire:) I hope that you had a great holiday Albertina and great new year:) xx

  2. Happy New Year, Albertina! Those drinks (and goodies along side them) look positively decadent! Probably not the best to go with my clean eating resolution, but give me a few weeks! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season! xoxo

  3. Cheers to you my friend! And let's take a minute to swoon over your cocktail napkins. :)

  4. Happy New Year!! I am so intrigued about this cocktail! I really need to make it!! Love your presentation!

  5. Looks so delicious and creative! yum!

    x Lily


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