Some people swear by the cold busting powers of a hot toddy. I’m not sure if there is anything to it, but I do find drinking a hot toddy to be soothing when I feel a cold coming on. My standby is a Honey Bourbon Hot Toddy recipe. But, this tea hot toddy recipe is a nice change. Plus, it still has honey and bourbon! Here’s how to make it.
You can’t beat the heat. But, you can make a G and T slushy!
This frozen gin and tonic is the ultimate in refreshment. It takes a little extra time to freeze the tonic into ice cubes, but is totally worth it! So relax, kick back and let your blender do the work.
This sparkling hard lemonade is flavored with fresh basil and juicy blueberries. It can be made with either gin or vodka with delicious results.
Blueberries and Basil, Ready to Muddle
Blueberry Basil Hard Lemonade Drink Recipe
2 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
1 1/2 ounces gin or vodka
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
2 to 3 ounces sparkling or still water, chilled
Add basil and blueberries to glass with heavy bottom; gently break up with muddler or spoon. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Fill glass with ice. Top with water; stir gently. Garnish with lemon wedges.
Makes 1 cocktail
Tip: Add the amount of water that suits you taste. Use less water for a stronger drink.
What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.
Aperol is an Italian aperitif. The vibrant orange liqueur is slightly bitter, and tastes of mandarin and spices. It can be served simply on the rocks, or mixed with sparkling wine and water to make a spritz.
Aperol Spritz Drink Recipe
1 1/2 ounces Aperol Liqueur
2 ounces sparkling white wine such as prosecco, chilled
1/2 ounce sparkling water or club soda, chilled
Fill a glass with ice. Add Aperol; top with sparkling wine and sparkling water. Garnish with orange wedge.