Monday, January 19, 2009

Of Poetry, Service, and Hot Toddy's

Today, I'm thinking of service and Dr. King. And my dear friends and I are gathering coats for a coat drop and writing poetry and it's a good day of reflection. And a good day for a hot toddy. I'm a sucker for a good hot toddy in the middle of winter, and the other night, while at a new wine bar in the West Village, L'Artusi I had the best hot toddy I've ever had. It was gorgeous. And the very handsome server wrote down the recipe. So I thought I'd share it. I was with my two friends with whom I used to work at Martha Stewart Omnimedia, so we are prone to savoring things and talking about flavors and food. Oh and due to this hot toddy, we've all decided to go to Amsterdam in May. That's what a real good hot toddy can do.

Here's the recipe.

L'Artusi Hot Toddy

3/4 oz. lemon
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. Michters American Rye Whiskey
1 1/2 oz. chamomile grappa (!!)
4 oz. chamomile tea (!!)
4 dashes orange bitters

And then it started snowing.


5 comments:

Gururaj said...

Poetry is generally a good tool for reflection
haiku essays

Nicole Callihan said...

Now that's a day!

Erin said...

God that was a good toddy. Off to find some of that chamomile grappa.....

mom said...

What about this sweet pic of you? it looks like it's so cold but you look so warm.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i like that you're finding so much magic everywhere...