Hot Toddy

The lobby bar at the Marriott makes an excellent hot toddy—easy to make at home too. I would use Eau Claire’s new Rupert’s Whisky, it’s round and rich flavour and reasonable price make it a natural.

Add an ounce of whisky (or bourbon) to a cup of hot water. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, some honey (smoked honey would be fun) and a cinnamon stick and star anise. Stir and serve.

For the garnish, you could go full mixologist by using dried orange peel (or a circle of dried orange) then burn it over the glass.

Makes 1.