Category: Cocktails

Hot Toddy

The ultimate hot toddy recipe: sweet and soothing and not to be shared.

Hot toddyI’m told hot toddies are helpful for relieving cold symptoms.  I’ve discovered they’re much more multi-purpose than that.

Bad day?  Chilly day?  Long day?  The kind of day where you literally cannot even?

Drink this toddy and I guarantee.  You CAN even.

…Can curl up in a blanket and drift away on a wave of happiness, that is.

True story: one time I did drink a hot toddy when I had a cold.  It was marvelous.  It was also a new drink to me, one which Ross whipped up when I came home and said, pathetically, “By dose iz stuffee.”  He had happened to see the recipe in Fine Cooking not long before, and thought it would be a great time to try it out.  So I put on my PJs, sat on the couch, and held out my hands expectantly.

Hot Toddy


Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour from readytoyumble.comWe have a few herbs growing in our backyard. It’s a small yard, and we’re far from green-thumbed, but there’s enough space to give a few plants a shot. This year, we attempted basil, thyme, mint, and rosemary. Everything but the thyme thrived. (Thyme, it seems, is not on our side.) (I went there.) The basil, we used in lemon basil gimlets and a hefty dose of pesto. The mint, muddled into a delicious Kentucky Mule drink. The rosemary? We had to think a minute.

A minute took a month or two. In the meantime it continued to spread it’s wings/branches. It was time to chop. And you know what sounded good? A rosemary maple bourbon cocktail.