That's right folks, it's the time of year to drink hot boozy beverages. The booze warms you up and so does the drink. It's a win-win really.
And today, the weather turned chilly! Over the past few weeks it has been sunny and in the 70s and 80s, so I knew the weather would change sooner or later. It seems weird for me to think that now, 55 degrees is "freezing" outside. When I lived in Denver, we were ecstatic when/if it even reached 55 degrees on some days. I guess I adjusted nicely.
Anyway, onto the toddy. Mmm...freshly grated ginger, apple cider, a bit of lemon and most importantly, bourbon.
Right now, I've just been making cocktails with it. I had an Old Fashioned at the Food Blogger's Festival and that was hearty. Maybe one day I'll be able to be super classy and drink it on the rocks. I have to ease my way into this thing.
I feel like toddy's are a very fun way to get into a fall mood. This is my first attempt at one and I've grown quite fond of it.
Spicy Ginger Apple Toddy
Makes 1 serving
1 cup of apple cider
1 tsp of freshly grated ginger (about an inch peeled)
1 ounce of your favorite bourbon (2 tbsps)
1 lemon slice
1 cinnamon stick for garnish (cause its fun)
Honey to add a touch of sweetness (optional)
Add the cider and ginger to a small sauce pan. Heat over med-high until it just barely comes to a simmer. Remove from the heat and let the ginger seep for 3-5 minutes. Add bourbon and transfer to your favorite mug. If you don't like bits of ginger, feel free to use a fine mesh strainer. Personally, I really like ginger so I keep it - it adds more of a kick as it sits in the cup. Add the lemon and the cinnamon stick. Find a fireplace to sit and enjoy.
P.S. Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks - whatt...?!
Oh! And P.P.S
Caroline! You won the Nature Box giveaway! Email us and I'll send you the details. Congrats!