Back in print: Mugs o’ Joy: Delicious Hot Drinks

Now Back in Print!

MUGS 2013 coverMugs o’ Joy

Delicious Hot Drinks

a recipé book by

Ron J. Suresha

Second revised edition

A delightful chapbook of time-honored recipés
for hot beverages from around the world,
including many tasty variations and original concoctions.

36 pages, softcover, $10.00

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Copies of Mugs o’ Joy are now on sale at:

• Bank Street Coffee House
56 Bank Street, New Milford, CT 06776

Please check back for location updates.

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Everyone is invited to a book signing and chai-making demonstration

on Saturday, January 20th, 2014 at BSCH. Details here.

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From the Introduction:

In this world, few things are so easily comforting as a warm beverage in one’s favorite mug. Certainly there are greater thrills, deeper pleasures, and broader delights. Yet the simple and unrefined joy of receiving, holding, tasting, savoring, is an unequaled act of love. The act of offering such a nourishing gift is an exchange of lovingkindness and caregiving. Take something elementally pure; infuse your best energy into it; strain off the dross; offer it with love.

Contents

Introduction   1   •   A word of warming   2   •   Measurement equivalents   2

Part One   ~   “Beefy” Leafy Teas

Chai (Indian-Spiced Tea)   3    •    Sheeba (Sage) Teh   3    •   Nanna Tea   4     •   Latte Tea   4     •     Goodmaind (Oregano) Tea      4     •    Tulasi (Sweet Basil) Chah    5   •    Brotherly Broth   5   •    Lime and Licorice   5

Part Two   ~   Infusia and Juicia

Ginger Tonic   6   •   A Nice Anise Tea   6   •   Gypsy Fortune-Telling Tea   7   •   Mulled-Over Cider   7   •   Bulk Mulling Permit   8   •   Hot Buttered Cranberry Punch   9   •   Grand Cran Punch   9   •   Spiced Peach Punch   10   •   Perky Punch   10   •   Lady’s Punch   10

Part Three   ~   Ovo-lact-icious!

Sweet Nutmilk  11    •    Whipped Cream  11   •   Honeyed Ginger Milk  11    •    Hot Maple Mint Milk  12     •    Saffronia    12    •      Carobesque   13    •      Eggnoggin’   13    •             Gogl-mogl   14     •     “Eggless” Nog   14     •   Soy Nog   14   •          Ginger Syllabub   15   •   Hot Lemon Flippé   15

Part Four   ~   La Vida Coca

Cocoa & Co.   16     •    Rich Hot Chocolate   16     •    Chocolate Syrup   17   •   Chocolate Julep   17     •    El Cacao Calor   17     •     Anti Freeze    18    •     Maple Hot Chocolate   18       •      Much Mo’ Mocha   19     •      Mocha Bianco   19   •   Hot Rockin’ Malted Mocha    20    •    Snowplow   20

Part Five   ~   Hey Joe!

Coffee Concentrata   21   •   Indian-Spiced Coffee   21   •  Turkish Coffee   21    •     International Coffees (39 varieties)  22      •       Café Royale  24    •    Café D’Olla / Vienna Roast   25    •    Café Brulot / Café au Diable   25   

Part Six   ~   Spirits Rising

Negus / Mulled-Over Wine   26     •     Seal   26     •     Groggy  27   •    Apple Grog   27    •     Sbiten     27   •   Gluehwein   27     •     Glögg  28    •      Wassailing Away   29    •     Vin Brûlé   29     •     Buttercup   29     •    Hot T & J   30   •     Buttery Batter Rum   30     •      Krunpnik (Fire Vodka)   31      •   Hot Devilish Daiquiri   32     •     Hotten-Toddy   32

Part Seven   ~   Tropica-luscious!

Fresh Coconut Milk   33     •     Hot Coconilla   33     •     Coquito   33    •   Hot Jamaican Punch   34     •       Ponche de Piña / Honduran Pineapple Punch   34     •      Nice Hawaiian Punch   35     •     Oranginger Delight   35

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.