Faulkner's Hot Toddy

Cold winter days have definitely settled in and warm drinks are just around the corner for me. :) Yay!  Ok, I'm not as excited about the drinks as I am about the gluttonous amounts of pie that I plan on eating.  Still, I thought I'd share a good recipe for the traditional Hot Toddy!  What about you, any festive drinks?

As told to The Great American Writers’ Cookbook by Faulkner’s niece, are directions for making his version.
Pappy alone decided when a Hot Toddy was needed, and he administered it to his patient with the best bedside manner of a country doctor.
He prepared it in the kitchen in the following way: Take one heavy glass tumbler. Fill approximately half full with Heaven Hill bourbon (the Jack Daniel’s was reserved for Pappy’s ailments). Add one tablespoon of sugar. Squeeze 1/2 lemon and drop into glass. Stir until sugar dissolves. Fill glass with boiling water. Serve with potholder to protect patient’s hands from the hot glass.
Pappy always made a small ceremony out of serving his Hot Toddy, bringing it upstairs on a silver tray and admonishing his patient to drink it quickly, before it cooled off. It never failed.

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