Hot Cider Toddy

Posted by Mr BBQ on February 7, 2015

A hot toddy is basically a shot or two of any potent spirit added to a cup of hot water. At Paley’s Place in Portland, Oregon, bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink with a slug of apple brandy, such as Calvados


1-1/2 cups water 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey,
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups …

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Super Bowl Libations

Posted by Mr BBQ on January 31, 2015

Super Sippers! Here are a couple of great cocktails to tackle during the “Big Game” this year. They’re sure to score some lip smacking!

MVP Cocktail: Every game has to have one. Here’s ours!  Ingredients: 1/2 oz. Malibu Rum, 1/2 oz. Vodka ,Pineapple Juice,

Preparation: Shake Malibu Rum, Vodka and pineapple juice over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and decorate with …

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Bourbon-Spiked Spiced Hot Chocolate

Posted by Mr BBQ on January 24, 2015

It’s still cool enough to enjoy a warm libation. This one combines two great flavors-bourbon and dark chocolate. (from Garden & Gun Magazine)

Ingredients:  2 oz. bourbon whiskey 6 oz. spiced hot chocolate* Cinnamon stick or marshmallow, for garnish

*Spiced Hot Chocolate Makes enough for 4 drinks                                                                           3 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream ¼ cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole star …

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Hot Whiskey Punch:

Posted by Mr BBQ on January 17, 2015

These days of the early year are often cold, wet and dark. We need to liven up the soul and spirit with a warm, comforting libation like this hot whiskey punch.

Ingredients: 1-liter blended whiskey, 3 cups water, 1 cup granulated sugar, 8 whole cloves, 4 lemons peeled and sliced into rounds. (save peel), 2 cinnamon sticks.

Preparation: In a non-reactive saucepan, add water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, …

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Grandma’s Old Fashioned Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

Posted by Mr BBQ on January 10, 2015

Dating back to at least the 17th century, traditional toddies were concocted with booze, water and either sugar or honey to act as a sweetening agent. It’s unclear where exactly toddies originated, and many cultures have variations on the traditional drink using local spirits or other ingredients. Historically consumed as a warming mechanism on cold nights, hot toddies developed a …

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