Hot Toddy

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.

Hot Toddu

By Brian, November 29, 2012

Hot Toddu

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Combine the bourbon, simple syrup, and fresh squeezed lemon juice in a mug.  Bring the water to a boil (microwave is fine) and power into your mug.  Stir to combine.  Garnish with a large lemon twist.  Enjoy near a fire or in a fine leather chair.

Cheers,

Brian

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Brian is the Chief Taste Tester, Mixologist, and Resident CSS Wizard at Whit's Amuse Bouche. When he's not writing code, you can find him with a brown drink in one hand, and a hairbrush in the other. He prefers Colorado-raised lamb to all other meats. View all posts by Brian →

4 Responses to Hot Toddy

    • I used Woodford Reserve and it was quite nice. If you are looking for something a bit less expensive I would recommend Eagle Rare.

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