Bourbon Hot Toddy

Winter its the time of year for wool scarves and snow boots, frostbitten fingers and nights by the fireplace. Its Bourbon Hot Toddy season!

I once read something that forever changed my outlook on winter. It was an old Scandinavian proverb that said theres no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

 

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing" | Blue Crab Martini

 

I read those words of wisdom (on a Lands End catalog, of all places) and instantly realized that nothing should get between me and a few minutes of fresh air and subzero sunshine, even in the middle of winter. From that moment on, Ive made it a point to get outside every day. I dont care if that means putting on so many layers that I can barely walk, or bundling myself up until I look like the abominable snowman, Im going outside. Every. Single. Day.

 

Bourbon Hot Toddy- the perfect drink to sip this winter! Honey, lemon, spices and a splash of bourbon. #bourbon #hottoddy #cocktail | Blue Crab Martini

 

Until now.

Not gonna lie, the weather thats blown our way is downright atrocious! A surprise snowstorm, 50 mph winds, and a wind chill of -11 made for one spectacular day of winter hibernation.

 

Bourbon Hot Toddy
 
Warm up this winter with a Bourbon Hot Toddy!
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Recipe type: cocktail
Serves: 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  • 4 oz of your favorite bourbon
  • 4 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice (orange juice would be tasty too)
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 pinches of ground clove
  • Optional: for a sweeter tasting drink, add 2 TBS of sugar

Method
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a small sauce pan.
  2. Simmer on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until all of the ingredients have combined. Stir occasionally.
  3. Serve hot and garnish with one of the cinnamon sticks. Cheers!