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Hot Toddy- 'Tis the Season

Hot Toddy- 'Tis the Season

Posted by Matt the CML Supply Guy on Feb 16th 2018

Bourbon Hot Toddy

If you're not sick, if you've not been sick, you probably know someone who is sick. Or you saw a news report about a sick person. Or maybe you just want a nice soothing drink

Some believe the drink relieves the symptoms of a cold or the flu. Obviously there are plenty of benefits to lemon juice, honey, and cider vinegar and mixing them in a warm drink can be very soothing and therapeutic. And the Bourbon is a nice touch!

This is a more traditional version of the CML Supply "Day off from the Shop Elixir" from a couple of years ago. We will post that again soon. So this is really just a good ol' fashion Kentucky Bourbon Hot Toddy. Just has one simple twist- a dash of apple cider vinegar. I saw the idea somewhere, and I gotta say that it balances the sweetness just a bit!

Kentucky Bourbon Hot Toddy

  • 2oz. Lemon Juice (Fresh Squeezed if possible. All we have is our favorite bottled stuff)
  • 5oz. Water (organic preferred)
  • 2-1/2 to 3 well-rounded TBSP Honey.
  • 1/4tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Microwave the ingredients in your favorite mug for 1 minute. Once it's nice and warm, I give it another stir to make sure the honey is mixed.

  • Add 2 ounces Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Our current favorite for everyday occasional sipping on cold winter nights is Eagle Rare 10-year(*See footnote). Reverend Elijah Craig let us down when he removed the age statement from his 12-year bottle a year or two ago. Now our local purveyor is kind enough to keep a case or two of Eagle Rare on hand even though the Buffalo Trace distillery is limiting allocation due to shortages.

Stir in the bourbon and enjoy the luscious goodness of a warm soothing drink on a cold night. Or drop in some ice cubes for a late summer earry autmn drink!

* While we do not recommend regular consumption of alcoholic beverages- If someone were to locate a bottle of  Eagle Rare 17-year we would offer a cash reward. No questions asked if it fell off a truck.

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