Today was a snowday here for most folks on the Wet Coast! To be fair, it only takes a few cms to throw folks into a tailspin, but there are about 15 cms stacked up in the back yard!
What to do on a snow day, but sit back, enjoy some slow food, and have a nice hot toddy to warm up!
I recently made up a huge batch of dark marmalade, and have been craving that delicious sweet/citrus/bitter flavour lately. I thought it would be translate quite well into a hot toddy concoction….
This is a slight nod to a Boulevardier — the bourbon version of the Negroni. The orange notes of the marmalade riff quite nicely off the bourbon — I used Bulleit here, but Makers Mark would also work well with the citrus. A little bit of Campari provides the final herbal/bitter edge to stop this toddy from being too cloying.
The SnowDay Hot Toddy
Janice Mansfield, 2011
- 1 barspoon orange marmalade (dark and bitter preferably)
Dissolve the marmalade in a splash of hot water in a mug. Add:
- 1 oz. Bulleit bourbon (If you like your toddy a bit stronger, increase this to 1.5 oz.)
- 1 generous barspoon Campari
Top with 3-4 oz. water
Garnish with an orange twist. If you’re feeling creative, garnish this with an orange twist that goes on for miles and swirls around in the mug!!!