Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Happy Hour: Hot Toddy

The hot toddy is a perfect antidote for winter's cold weather, and is ideal for enjoying by the Christmas tree or in front of the fireplace. Its warmth and high octane will fortify you for the short and cold days of December, and make you look forward to the evening!

In a sense, and in this recipe in particular, a hot toddy can be thought of as a hot old fashioned. Perhaps, in place of the bitters in an old fashioned, we can substitute some spices, as we see in the following recipe:

Although hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey, there are actually a number options for experimentation, as we see:

Just be warned, though: the warmth of your hot toddy might lead to the warmth of some welcome companionship!

Put up some extra mistletoe this year! Cheers!

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