January 6, 2010 · 11:41 am
I managed to lose my voice over the last few days. My colleagues assumed I was too rowdy over New Year’s. I should stop correcting them.
Like any good husband with a sick wife, Noah brought home a lemon, assuming I would make a hot toddy.
I put water on to boil, sliced 4 pieces of lemon peel and stuck whole cloves in them, dubbing them "clove soldiers".
When the water was ready, I steeped the lemon peel, one cinnamon stick, the juice of one lemon and 3 teaspoons of honey (with the idea of making 2 drinks).
After a few minutes, I put 1 1/2 ounces of McKenzie Rye and 1/2 ounce of Maplejack in each mug and strained the spiced, lemon-honey water over the top.
There’s plenty of hot toddy recipes out there, with the booze ranging from brandy to scotch to Irish whisky, but all modesty aside, this one currently tops my list.