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



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.



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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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