S: So winter… flu shots that don’t work. What does that mean? I get sick, because of a patient zero at work. I’m still coughing. David? He held on to a semblance of normality until I was done being ‘sick’ for a month. Now we both cough and it hurts. My riiiiiiiibs. [D: true story; car accidents and falling on my ass on poorly salted walkways doesn’t help a tonne either; ow my ass.]
So this week’s drinks have been chosen, for their sweet, sweet, throat soothing capabilities.
[St. Bruno’s Cure]
- 1oz gin
- 1oz yellow Chartreuse liqueur
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 4oz apple cider
- 1oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/2oz honey
- 6 black peppercorns
- 1 apple slice for garnish
- Warm a mug in the microwave or with boiling water from the kettle
- Combine gin, Chartreuse and bitters in the mug, set aside
- Bring apple cider, lemon juice, honey, and peppercorns to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve the honey
- Strain into the mug
- Garnish with an apple slice, if desired
- 2oz gin
- 3/4oz fresh lemon juice
- 3/4oz honey simple syrup [mix honey and water 1:1, stir]
- lemon twist for garnish
- Add all ingredients (minus the lemon twist) to a shaker, with ice
- Strain into glass, garnish with lemon twist
D: Well it sure clears the sinuses. Chartreuse is very interesting, it’s an herbal liqueur, kind of like a non-syrupy Jager (not really the same taste, but a similar concept). Very good, and a very good drink for when sick. I think I prefer it over a hot toddy. It helps that it’s a tonne of booze though.
S: mmmmm bees knees. I love this drink. Then again, I’m that person who likes to have tea with lemon and honey all the time. I dig it and I dig this week’s addition of honey.