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Papa’s Cough Medicine

hot root tea

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):

Papa’s Cough Medicine¬†(by Greg Mays)

  • in a mug, add:
  • 1 1/2 oz ROOT
  • juice of 1 mini orange or lemon
  • top with boiling water
  • if needed, add sugar or honey to taste

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Hot Buttered Rum

hot buttered rum

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!

Hot Buttered Rum

  • in a mug, add:
  • 1 sugar cube
  • a pat of butter
  • 2 oz rum (I used spiced rum)
  • top with boiling water and stir well

Hot Toddy

hot toddy

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!

Hot Toddy

  • in a mug, add:
  • 1 sugar cube
  • a dash of nutmeg
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 2 oz whiskey (I used Jim Beam Black)
  • top with boiling water and stir well