Monday, May 5, 2014

A little recipe to enjoy on a cold rainy day

When you are travelling around, globe trotting, what is are the essentials you usually carry around with you? It obviously has to be your bag pack, your bare necessities and your first aid kit.
What if you are travelling in a cold place, city where you cant really survive without having your peg of whisky to keep you warm, that is when you need your bottle of the world's finest, Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve, that is going to give you company even when you are alone.
I heard recently that scotch has more variance in flavors than any other liquor. With several regions identified for whisky, each with a dominant style, it’s not a surprise to me. And my favorite whiskies tend to come from the island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland. The Islay whiskies tend to show a lot of peat smoke, saltiness, iodine and toffee flavors.

How about a recipe to make a really nice mix of your Black Dog to drive away your cold and warm you up a little.

Writer William Faulkner had his own favorite hot toddy recipe. Time honored, hot scotch drinks have been used for generations to provide cold relief. Drinking this with a sore throat is guaranteed to provide instant relief. Studding the cloves in the lemon slice provides both an aromatic and visual touch.
2 measures Scotch whiskey
3 measures boiling water
1/2 measure lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey (or brown sugar)
3 drops Angostura bitters
1 slice lemon, studded with cloves
ground nutmeg

Put the sugar, bitters, lemon juice, and clove-studded lemon slice in the glass. Add the Scotch and pour in the boiling water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and sprinkle with ground nutmeg. Now, that's medicine! Fills one glass. Prep time: 4 minutes; Cooking time: 5 minutes; Total time: 9 minutes

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