It's lucky that Jan. 11 is National Hot Toddy Day because the weekend-weather forecast for much of the nation is bitter cold, snowy and damp. According to the Weather Channel, winter-storm Gandolf is working its way across the plains, which means it’s a good time to stay inside with a hot toddy.
In Colorado, where it is snowing and the temperature is dipping into the teens for this weekend's Broncos-football game, a hot toddy will be the drink of choice around town. At Denver's Williams and Graham, they will be pouring a traditional hot toddy, made with Buffalo Trace bourbon, honey and lemon juice and the hot chai toddy with Flor de Caña rum, chai tea, cream and sugar syrup.
Even Southern California temperatures are dipping down into the 40s tonight (those of us further east don't feel sorry for them). But they are sharing the heat at Rock'N Fish, Manhattan Beach, Calif. with this hot toddy (see recipe below).
According to General Manager Gerry Martel, “Our version is a little more traditional and if it doesn’t cure what ails you, at least it might help you forget whatever it is -- or was.”
Rock’n Hot Toddy
- 6 oz. hot water
- 1 Early Grey tea bag
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 oz Brandy
- 1 Tablespoon agave syrup
- Orange peel twist
1. Make tea in a glass mug. Add Grand Marnier, brandy and agave. Stir well. Garnish with orange peel.
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