Cocktails & Spirits

Winter Crocktails Chase Away the Cold

Tonight's forecast for Miami is a frigid 64 degrees. Sure, it sounds like nirvana to those of you practically anywhere else on the planet, but if you've lived in Miami all your life -- that's cold for denizens of the sub-tropics.

Add in a record outbreak of the flu, and that means tonight is a great night for ordering in a pizza, checking out the 'ole pay-per-view and preparing something warm and soothing for the soul. We are talking about getting crocked.

Look in your kitchen cupboards right now. Chances are there's an old Crock-Pot in the back. It's probably a birthday/graduation/wedding/housewarming gift from your Aunt Mildred. You might have made chili or cheese dip in it once or twice and relegated it to the back of a closet. We've got a brand new use for that baby -- the Crocktail!

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss