Warm Spiced Vanilla Cream Dream

Warm Spiced Vanilla Cream Dream

Warm Spiced Vanilla Cream Dream

4 cups milk (2%, but whole would also be good)

¼ cup pure maple syrup

1 (5-inch) cinnamon stick

½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg

2 star anise

⅔ cup Spirits & Spice Vanilla Cream Liqueur

⅓ cup Spirits & Spice American Bourbon

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

FOR THE RIMS:

1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp granulated sugar

1 tsp Ground cinnamon

 

Add milk, maple syrup, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and star anise to a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, occasionally stirring, until the mixture is hot and steaming. Reduce to low and heat for 5 minutes, being careful not ever to let it come to a full boil. Remove from heat. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large heat-proof bowl and carefully pour the liquid over the sieve. Discard the solids. Add the liquid back to the saucepan. Stir in the Vanilla Cream, American Bourbon, and vanilla extract.
To garnish the mug rims, pour the 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup into a small saucer. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, then pour it onto another small saucer. Dip the rims of the glasses into the maple syrup, then dip into the cinnamon and sugar mix, pressing to coat evenly. Flip over and fill glasses with the hot cocktail. Serve.


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