Ask for a Hot Toddy today, and you’re likely to get a warm drink with whiskey, lemon, and spices. But if you ordered one in the earliest days of American history, that drink would have likely come with rum. The Hot Toddy originated in British-controlled India.
A winter storm is poised to pummel the East Coast. That means schools and offices across the country and going through the willtheyorwon’tthey scenario: Will you have to work tomorrow? Or will you get to cozy up at home? Like any winter storm, there is probably a 50-50 chance this one is going to wind up being […]
Ah, winter. This magical time of year is virtually synonymous with flakes, frost, and the flu. As much as we love watching fresh snowflakes falling from our window, sipping hot chocolate by the fire, and cozying up under a blanket with a good novel, having a cold can really put a damper on our winter […]
When we think of vineyards, we generally envision flourishing canopies of green, leafy vines placed one after another in parallel lines, plump grapes in various colors dotting every row. During the spring, we know exactly what the winemakers are doing; they are nourishing those vines and getting ready for good old harvest, of course, which […]
Glogg, gluehwein, vin chaud — call it what you want. But there’s only one thing we want to be warming our hands and coating our throats with this weekend, and it’s mulled wine. With the temps drastically cooling and the parties consistently raging, there’s no better way to warm a group of guests than with a […]
With December setting in, we’re officially gearing up for all things winter and warming. On that note, did you know there’s actually a category of beers called Winter Warmers? It’s true — Winter Warmers are malty sweet ales, with a solid malt presence in their flavor profile and body. They can range in color from […]
The margarita is one of America’s favorite cocktails, not only because of how tasty it is but because of how it epitomizes summer refreshment. ”They’re a poolside, kickback, ’feel-like-you-are-on-vacation’ kind of drink,” says Charlotte Voisey, a career mixologist and host of The Proper Pour With Charlotte Voisey. It’s why it just feels wrong to drink tequila, lime, and triple sec when […]
It’s not a question of if you’re going to drink mulled wine this holiday season, it’s a question of whose mulled wine you will drink. Warm mulled wine has become a winter standard, as much a part of the collective culture in snowy locales as gift-giving, fireplaces and bearskin rugs (well, at least gift-giving).
Today I’m sharing a cocktail that’s sure to get you through the tail-end of winter: The Grapefruit Hot Toddy. A Hot Toddy is ideal in this frigid weather, as it serves the same role as a nice cup of hot tea but with the added warming effects of alcohol. With most Hot Toddies the primary […]