Hot Toddy Remix

22 Oct

Hoping to lay low on a recent Monday evening, my roommate had other plans. She walked in the door triumphantly holding a bottle of apple bourbon and declared that we were going to make hot toddys using a recipe that included a slab of butter. My eyes glossed over…butter!!!!!!!

Several beverages later and a trip to Krispy Kreme under our much- expanded-belts, we had one of the greatest Monday nights ever. Also RHOA (Real Housewives of Atlanta for all you non-believers) was on, and NeNe delivered an emotional monologue for the ages.

Recipe courtesy of epicurious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves (we used Trader Joe’s mulling spices)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Ground nutmeg
Preparation:
Bring first 5 ingredients to simmer in medium saucepan. Remove from heat; cover and let steep 15 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons chilled butter to saucepan; bring to simmer. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon and lemon juice. Strain into large measuring cup. Divide hot cider among 4 mugs. Cut 1 tablespoon butter into 4 pieces. Add 1 piece to each mug. Sprinkle nutmeg over.
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