I’ve covered Art in the Age’s ROOT Liqueur before, and while I haven’t quite found a cold cocktail that I love with it yet, it makes a hot tea to die for, and probably the best cough remedy I can think of, particularly when you use a ton of citrus with it. The recipe is simple (of course):
I remember the first time Mrs. Simple Cocktails and I made Hot Buttered Rum – it was a disgusting disaster. I’m not sure where we found the recipe, but we ended up melting a stick of butter and basically just pouring the rum in and sipping it. Nasty! Well, like the Hot Toddy, a Hot Buttered Rum is similar to tea in that the primary ingredient is boiling water: clearly the missing element from our original attempt at the drink. Here’s a proper recipe for Hot Buttered Rum. Enjoy!
I’d always heard of Hot Toddys, but have never made one until just recently. Hot cocktails are a rare treat, and they usually only make up about 5% of the big cocktail books. Now that my town’s already had a snow or two this year, it’s time to try some classic cold weather cocktails. The best way to think of a Hot Toddy is it’s like tea, but with whiskey instead of tea. Yes please!