Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hot Spiced Drambuie

Sometimes something hot is in order. The classic warm pours of the season like the Tom and Jerry, Hot-Buttered Rum, and English Bishop are awesome, but we though that maybe a Holly's Original could warm you up just as well. So, I decided to riff off of the centuries-old Hot Toddy (of which this drink could actually qualify as a family member - since the traditional Scottish Toddy required only scotch, water and honey) and spice it up for an extra kick. Like other Toddies, call this one medicine and have a few!

Hot Spiced Drambuie
Holly's Original Series

2 1/2 ounces Drambuie
8 ounces hot water
6-8 pieces of candied ginger (around 1/2 centimeter cubes)
1 packed tablespoon of dark brown sugar
Dash of mace or nutmeg

Pour hot water into a 12 ounce mug to warm vessel. In the meantime, heat a cup of water in the microwave to near boiling. After mug is warmed, throw out its water. Add candied ginger to warmed mug with a splash of Drambuie. Muddle. Be sure to leave the ginger in the mug. Place brown sugar over ginger. Add Drambuie. Add hot water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Top with whipped cream and mace or nutmeg.

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