When cold season hits I reach for bourbon. Because alcohol kills germs. My current seasonal sipping situation is this warm, spiced apple cider hot toddy. It’s both sweet and tart, and even if it’s efficacy for germ killing is debatable, it’ll warm you up and delight your palette.
Approximately 90% of the time my approach to life is pretty simple, and usually involves cake. There are few problems that cannot be solved with cake. Typically not cake that I have personally made, but still. Cake. Good. Yes.
Then there’s that other 10% of the time, and that time has arrived. Snot season. Tiny humans with runny noses and snotty fingers and rosy cheeks and all of the germs. And that’s when I pivot towards bourbon. Because alcohol kills germs (no, not for them – for us). And even if it doesn’t, it makes cold season just that much more tolerable (dare I say pleasant) for parents and non-parents alike. Because shots of bourbon are generally…ill-advised…I give you this apple cider hot toddy. It’s seasonal, it’s cozy, it’s sweet, it’s spiced, and it will warm you from head to bottom.