it's true. thumb wrestling can get outa-hand!
...regarding hot toddies, i'll catch up later on...it doesn't have to be sub-arctic to enjoy a hot beverage,does it? i hope not- i've (strangely) never had a hot toddy.
@marcel- u kiddin? I'm on my second beer- some Coney Island mermaid Pilsner. Cheers!
Oh you must try one! Very good! Its simply Whiskey (Rye or Bourbon), fresh squeezed lemon juice, and honey. Then fill up glass/mug with boiling water. Make sure you pour it in right as its boiling, it must be very hot! Some people put tea in it, but I don't.
I actually absentmindedly put simple syrup in these because I was used to making Whiskey Sours, and I must say its quite good. But it doesn't need simple syrup, the honey takes care of that. I do 2 oz whisky, .75 lemon juice and a heaping teaspoon of honey.
Ah dig it...i made a similar cold cocktail a few weeks back with soda water instead of hot. Also delicious
that and,if you have soda-pop drinks (like jameson/ginger ale,one of my favorites) they use corn-syrup-sweetened concentrate mixed with seltzer- usually in a not entirely clean tube system.
"my" bar lets me bring my own soda or juice in to mix with.(depending on the bartender)
that sounds good.
a trick i learned too is to get mixers not commonly ordered. (at my bar that's pineapple juice) that way it's from a bottle or can. (at least a little better)
or i ask if they've run out of any sodas or orange juice, in which case they've brought in bottles.(or cartons)