Ok lets talk cocktails. You know I love wine, but sometimes on our days off, I like to have something before our bottle with dinner.
When we're busy but I want something just slightly sweet and oh so very boozy I really like Social Hours premixed cocktails. They. Are. Boozy. In the absolute best way. They are a cut above a lot of other pre-mixed cocktails. They taste like a bartender made it just for you. Open, serve over ice, enjoy! P.S. Its technically 3 drinks in one can so you have been forewarned.
For those nights where I want to make something myself. I really enjoy a good Hot Toddy. This recipe definitely elevates the classic.
Charred Orange Hot Toddy.
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 ounces bourbon or whiskey
- 1 slice of orange
- Cinnamon sticks, optional, for serving
Char the Orange:
Turn the broiler on. Place the orange in the small skillet and transfer to the broiler. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until charred all over. Remove from the oven and cut in half.
Bring the water to a very low boil in a small saucepan. Turn off the heat and stir in the orange juice and honey and whisk until incorporated.
Stir in the bourbon
Divide the hot toddies between two glasses and garnish with the charred orange and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
Bonus: A fun way to make the whole house smell amazing in the cold weather is to boil an orange and cinnamon stick together. Instant cozy vibes.