Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thirsty Thursday: Clementine Hot Toddy
Winter is this|close to being over and wouldn't you know it, last week I had my first sick session of the year. Snotty nose, sore throat, congestion, headache - the whole damn shebang. But you know, I took the whole thing in stride, by creating a cocktail that I will now promote as a cure all as to excuse my day drinking.
The hot toddy may be one of the most perfectly concocted winter beverage. The toddy is brilliantly simple, a lovely use of citrus, and served warm. Lemon is traditionally used to make this drink, but in my time of sickness I used what I had on hand and was delighted with the results.
Combine 1 ounce bourbon, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon clementine juice and 1 teaspoon finely chopped candied ginger in a large mug. Add 2 ounces boiling water and stir to combine. Float a slice of clementine on top of your toddy, ya know, if you're fancy.
Need more winter warmers?
Check out this Winter Sore Throat Tea on a little life.
Ashley's Hot Buttered Rum looks ridiculously delicious!
Spoon Fork Bacon's Winter Spiced Old Fashioned will be in my hand this weekend.
What is your favorite sick day remedy? Or do you have a favorite winter cocktail?