Happy Sunday Everyone!
The Leaves are turning to orange, yellow, and red.
The cool winds are blowing with dry air.
The leaves are falling from the trees.
The transitions into Autumn will be the same every year,
But this year it won't be the same.
I have lost one of my friend who was the first to teach me about how to drink wine properly.
Rest In Peace, my friend.
On September 13rd, 2016 I received news from a friend that we lost another one of our beloved friends, Mychael Miller (March 12nd, 1974 - September 13rd,2016). He LOVED food all his life especially sushi, barbeque ribs & sausages, almost raw steaks, and a whole bunch more. He also had a great love for animals - his two cats Bubba & Megan who are gone, and of course, his dog Sora. Because of who he was, and his great love for animals, the Rotary Club of McMinnville, OR (where he lived many years ago) gave a $1,500 donation to the local animal shelter in his name.
His parents Bill & Cindi Miller, will host a memorial service
at Wildfire Restaurant on Saturday, October 22nd. This is the address:
159 W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654.
Mychael and I met through his wife Natalie, who is a talented Chef in Salt-Lake City, Utah. Both of them are huge fans of food. They were the greatest hosts of any occasion while they were living here in Chicago, and a biggest one that I recall was Thanksgiving. Natalie worked so hard to make sure her friends had eaten enough good food within every year. Here we have a cocktail that Myke had shared and also one of my favorite drinks of the Fall season called "Grog". I said to him every year at the Thanksgiving that I will make this drink by my own. And today I did this recipe in an honored of his life. If I can choose, I wouldn't make the recipe to be one of the memorial to your life, Man!
This warm Grog is a perfect way to warm you up in Fall throughout the winter. With sweet notes from the cinnamon spice meeting in the middle with the hot apple cider and rum to comfort your tummy. Myke’s secret was in sharing with me that this recipe needs to steep together at least overnight or for up to a week in your refrigerator.And don’t forget that you need to re-warm before you serve. Enjoy!
--- This article is dedicated in loving memory to Mychael Miller. ---RIP
Thank you Bill Miller for the information about his life,
Grog Cocktail Recipe
Inspired by Mychael Miller
Author: Nattaya Worrakitpoonpol
YIELD: 4 servings
PREP TIME: At least 8 hours
MIX TIME: 1 minute
3 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cup spiced rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cinnamon sticks
half orange, sliced
A quart size of Mason Jar
Prepare the steep bottle by adding spiced rum, lime juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, and orange, sliced. Set aside.
In a small pot with the apple cider over the medium heat, heat the apple cider until it starts to warm up; not a rolling boil. We only want to reheat not cook any further.
Pour the warm apple cider into the prepared bottle and make sure to close it tight with the lid. Let steep overnight or up to a week in the refrigerator.
When ready reheat before you serve, and garnish with a slice of orange and cinnamon stick.
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