Stockpile the snowshovels, Boozers — a storm’s a-comin’. Some of you in the upper Midwest may already be digging out, while those New Englanders are getting their yardsticks ready in anticipation of a truly measurable snowfall. A storm of such proportions deserves a special tipple, so today we bring you the Blizzard Shot.
We were initially inspired by the Sagaform ice shot glass mould that we picked up in our ‘hood at Hill’s Kitchen. These clever shot glasses are made of water, which is frozen into nifty little drinking vessels — although we hope someone with a shot glass mold in the storm’s path will pack the molds with snow and send us a pic. While the resulting shot glasses are really cool — bloody cold, actually — we thought filling them with a hot shot could be a nice contrast, especially on a wintry day. It will cool off quickly, so gulp it down.
Elegant in its simplicity and made of essential pantry staples (everyone keeps cocoa powder, instant coffee, and whiskey on hand for emergencies, right?), the Blizzard Shot is sure to make your toes tingle as the inches pile up outside. Stay warm, Boozers.
Don’t have a silicone shot glass mold? Don’t despair — here’s a DIY version to keep you busy when you’re not shoveling snow off the roof.
2 teaspoons instant coffee
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon light agave nectar (you can substitute simple syrup)
4 ounces whiskey (we used our local Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye)
Put the first 3 ingredients into a small bowl and stir together into a slurry. Pour into a small saucepan with the whiskey and blend thoroughly over low heat until hot but not boiling. Unmold the ice shot glasses, pour the hot liquid into each one, and drink immediately. Makes four shots.