Well folks. It’s winter. Maybe not officially until the 21st of December, but I’m calling it early. Would you like to know how I know that winter has started. Let me tell you. There are two signs that winter has officially wrapped its icy fingers around Amurica. 1. I get a cold. Kinda like clockwork that one is. The weather starts to change and you can count me out for at least 3-5. The cold probably has more to do with travel and thanksgiving but I’m gonna stick with mother nature on this one. The second sign, however is a much more joyous occasion. 2. I get a hankering for a Hot Toddy.
Hot Toddy’s are great. First of all, they kind of are the best thing to drink when you have a cold (not that I am recommending or condoning drinking while sick, I’m just sayin’). The hot water, lemon, and simple syrup/honey definitely help to make you feel better. I mean its basically tea. And then you add some bourbon. Come on, how could that be bad for a cold? (don’t answer that). Second of all, Hot Toddy is just plain fun to say. I HIGHLY recommend, if you have a friend named Todd, calling him (her?) Hot Toddy from now on. They might not like it but who cares. Finally, Hot Toddy’s might be the best thing to have after a day of skiing, which lets be honest is the only redeeming thing about winter.
Even though I have this cold, Whit, some of our friends, and I are all headed up to the mountains this weekend. Hopefully for a little skiing but apparently its going to be in the 40′s with 0% chance of snow. Regardless, I know that I will be enjoying 1-6 Hot Toddy’s while I’m up there because that’s what winter is all about. It’s science. Look it up dummy.