Monday, January 23, 2012

Beverage of Champions. And some soap.

I had been feeling a little under the weather this past weekend and so I guzzled a few rounds of my go-to 'imkindastartingtofeellikecrap' beverage. And I felt better. So, I thought I'd share.

I'm not really reinventing the wheel with this drink, it's our version of the classic hot toddy. But, we do take our beverages seriously in this house. Matt taught me the recipe (as he has educated me on most beverages that involve brown liquor), but I just tweak it a bit when I'm feeling sick.

It truly is one of the best drinks to have on a cold winter evening and it's as simple as it gets.

Sweet Pine Hot Toddy (serves 2)

Fill your kettle with water and put it on the stove.
Slice a lemon in half and juice one half into each mug.*
Drop a small spoonful of honey into each mug.*
Pour a little brandy or whiskey into each mug (or leave it out if you prefer).
Once water is boiling, pour into mugs and stir. Put a lemon slice in if you're feelin' fancy.

*You might want more of these things in your toddy. I like mine more lemon-y and Matt prefers his a little bit sweeter. Use my proportions as a starting point.

If I'm feeling sick I always add cayenne to mine and might even steep some freshly grated ginger root after I pour the water.

Ah, yes, I did mention there would be some soap. I had to share a photo of the palmarosa soap I created a few weeks ago because I tried it out the other day. I am LOVING this soap. It has a very unique scent and isn't overly floral--it's like an herbal, clean, soft rose if you can imagine that. I colored it with rose clay and it turned out a wonderful muted pink. I only made a test batch this round, but expect to see it in the shop soon.

 Have a beautiful week!


  1. I could use a hot toddy right about now. And a box of Puffs Plus would also be a welcome sight. Hope you're feeling better!!

  2. Thanks Amy, hope you're on the mend as well!