Whiskey, water, lemon, and sugar. These basic building blocks of the original "cock-tail" (minus bitters) have long been thought of as an all around curative, even more so when you use hot water and drink it in cold weather. Regardless of any actual health benefits of hot toddies (which are apparently real) we like them as a general soul-restorer during the cold, dark winter months. A couple of these and a few hours of binge-watching should stave off any of your winter blahs.
- 2 ounces bourbon (we used Bulleit)
- 6 ounces hot water
- 3/4 ounce Red & Brown Campfire Syrup™
- 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 lemon wedge for garnish
- 6-8 whole cloves for garnish
- 1 cinnamon stick for garnish
In a mug, add all of your liquid ingredients and stir thoroughly until the syrup dissolves.
Stick the pointed end of the whole cloves into the peel-side of your lemon (you may want to poke guide holes with the tip of a knife) and garnish with the studded lemon wedge and cinnamon stick.