I am a big fat weenie when it comes to cold weather. I would never survive a winter in the north. I barely survive the two months out of the year here in Louisiana that get cold. And this week has been one of those dreary and cold weeks. The sky is grey, the air is damp, and I'm under a blanket with not so attractive house shoes on while I sit here and write. Our house is built off the ground and it doesn't keep heat well and sometimes I feel like I can't get warm, no matter how many layers I put on. There are only two things that help that situation...a hot bath or a hot toddy. I think we'll go with a hot toddy... My kumquat hot toddy will warm you up and will also help fight off any yucky winter colds that might be trying to attack.
I love a good excuse to drink a cocktail and you can basically talk yourself into this one by justifying the fact that it truly will help kick those scratchy throats to the curb. I drink them whether I am sick or not during the winter months because there is something so soothing about drinking this warm mug full of goodness.