Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

The Cure for What Ails You

Or, at the very least, something to make you more comfortable while nature takes its course.

I’m a bit under the weather, this week, so designing a cocktail for the Dakotas isn’t on the menu anymore. Not only does a case of the sniffles interfere with the tasting functions, booze is contraindicated with my current cough medicine.

Meanwhile, for those not on cold meds or just looking for an easy way to warm up from Winter’s chill, there is a recipe that can come in handy:

The Hot Toddy

1.5 oz Brandy
.5 oz Simple Syrup
2.5 oz Water

Combine the brandy and simple syrup in a heat-safe glass or mug. Warm the water until almost boiling and pour over the brandy mixture and stir until combined.

That’s the basic toddy from A.J. Rathbun’s Good Spirits. Some variations on the theme are to use a cinnamon stick as your swizzle stick, dropping in a slice of lemon or substituting a brandy-based liqueur (like I did in the Tuaca Toddy, Oct. 09).

Until next time, stay warm & healthy!

Jennifer Walker
Jennifer Walker

  1. Jennifer
    Hope you feel better.
    I always like tea, honey, and some whiskey or brandy. I don’t even need to be sick just to warm my chill in this poorly insulated house.

  2. I have an electric juicer I use when I want to make a lot of orange juice but I like this one for a quick glass less fuss and muss.Pour cold water over the meat to cover, screw on the top, then put the jar into a saucepan or slow cooker filled with cold water.

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