This recipe comes from…my dad. Today is his birthday, and to celebrate we all went out to do the presents/food thing. Oh yeah, and drinking. We’re pretty big on drinking in my family (not in a sloppy sort of way, in a “hey, this is really fun, who wants a fun fancy-time drink to make it even MORE fun?” sort of way.
Upon arriving, we discovered that my dad had created his very own version of hot toddy. Complete with a special alcohol my sister had given him that is specific to the Philly area (where she lives). The alcohol is called ‘Snap’, and it is made by ‘Art in the Age’. It’s based on the flavors of a traditional Pennsylvania dutch cookie (the ginger snap or Lebkuchen).
Anyway, it’s a little cold today, but really beautiful and clear, so we all wanted to be outside for at least part of the day (or an hour) so my dad’s wonderfully new take on the Hot Toddy, made an appearance. What’s great about it, is…I HATE whiskey. I want to like it, I keep trying to like it, but even the smell makes me want to die a little bit inside (probably a throw-back from college), this alcohol however, is rum or grain-based (we’re not quite sure), so it is AMAZING.
Okay, enough of me telling you how wonderful it is, go ahead, make it. It’s a nice ‘mother’s helper’ on a day like today.
This is the recipe for one serving
1 shot glass full of ‘Snap’ Alcohol
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole slice of lemon
muddle and fill to the top with hot water.
Happy Birthday Dad! What an AMAZING drink you created!