Politically Minded Bourbon
In preparation for last weekend’s protest against California’s Proposition 8 here in DC, my friend BT came up with an ingenious idea. To make hot toddys and take them down to the Mall! The weather was awful so I think it was permitted. But just so we didn’t anger any cops we covertly drank from Starbucks cups. It’s amazing what a smile and a polite please can do to get some of these cups from the local coffee house. I’m not sure where the idea of hot toddys come from but my friends believe it is of British origin, which would explain my parents giving it to me as a kid when I would have a cold or flu. A sip of this will surely knock any young whipper snapper out*
Hot Toddy recipe after the jump.
- Peel and slice some fresh ginger and boil in a pan of water for ten to fifteen minutes.
- Pour three ladles of water into cup and add some Knob Creek or politically motivated Makers Mark, at least one ladle.
- Add a squeeze of fresh lemon.
- Add all or any combination of honey, cinnamon, nutmeg or sugar to taste.
I personally went with the honey and nutmeg approach.
Needless to say we were all pretty buzzed by the time we got to the Smithsonian Castle, thank you Mr. Bourbon! And fuck you, Mr. Huckabee.
*Neither ES nor Britannia condone giving alcohol to minors, most of the time.