As posted on January 6, 2012 in DigBoston
LUPEC ladies love randomly decreed holidays devoted to drinking. Whether they are the clever marketing ploys or an act of Congress (i.e. National Bourbon Month), we care not.
Give us a reason to raise a glass and you bet your ass we will.
On January 11th National Hot Toddy Day will be upon us. This is a particularly celebratory arbitrary holiday in our minds as it officially commemorates the signature cocktail of LUPEC member Emma Hollander. Cheers, Emma! Below, some thoughts on lil’ Em’s favorite drink:
Why did you choose hot toddy to be your LUPEC moniker?
Because I AM a hot toddy, first of all. Duh. Secondly, because I love drinking
Where’s your favorite place to drink a hot toddy?
In cold weather like this? Everywhere. Trina Starlite Lounge, home, in front of fireplaces, from travel mugs, you name it. You should drink this everywhere during winter in Boston.
What’s your favorite thing to wear while drinking hot toddies?
My Asiz Industries pineapple hoodie (asizindustries.com). Made by my homie Thomas, you should all be jealous.
What’s your favorite hot toddy recipe?
2 oz rye, .5 oz honey simple, a lemon wedge studded with 6 cloves and hot water.
Have you ever had cold toddy?
Ummmm … if by “cold toddy” you mean whiskey neat?
All. The. Time.
Hot Toddy bartends at the Trina’s Starlite Lounge.
*Created by Derek Alexander
Longman & Eagle, Chicago, IL
1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
2 heaping bar spoons of yuzu honey, recipe below*
.75 part Laird’s® Applejack Brandy
.5 part yuzu juice
5 parts hot water
Combine all ingredients and serve hot.
.25 cup yuzu rind .5 cup honey
10 tablespoons sugar
1.5 teaspoons pectin
2 tablespoons yuzu juice
1. Add water to yuzu rind and bring to a simmer.
2. Mix the sugar and pectin together. Stir into the water and yuzu, pouring in a thin, steady stream while stirring. Bring to a boil.
3. Add the honey and stir until the mixture is thick.
4. Add the yuzu juice. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Keep refrigerated when not in use.
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