Hot Buttered Jamie
Warm up with a hot buttered Jamie! This buttery hot toddy is made with brown sugar, Irish whiskey, and strongly brewed black tea. It’s perfect for a cold winter nights!
As I am typing this, there is what truly looks like a Currier and Ives picture going on right outside my window. You know what? I’m snapping a pic, you guys just have to see it.
Never have I felt more blessed to be able to work from home. It’s sooo pretty to look at but I’m sure glad I don’t have to be out in it.
On the flip side, my kids are home from school all day. Again. They were also off all day yesterday, for Act 180 Day or whatever it is. I love my kids somethin’ fierce, but lordy. They need to be in school. They are at each other’s throats, and on my last nerve, by noon. I need a cocktail!
Or better yet, a hot toddy.
I have loved this one for years. Ever since I first started spending my St. Paddy’s days at that pub I was telling you about in my last post. It’s perfect because it’s creamy and comforting, a little sweet and cinnamon-y, with a boozy kick from real Irish whiskey plus a bit of a caffeine buzz. Everything you could ever want in a winter drink and then some.
It starts with soft butter, mashed together with brown sugar and some freshly grated nutmeg. If you don’t have whole nutmeg on hand, you can certainly use a pinch of the pre-ground stuff, but once you’ve tried grating it yourself I promise you will never go back. The flavor is amazing and it’s so easy to just scratch it in with a microplane grater.
Next comes a shot of Irish whiskey, and then you pour over some steaming hot water and steep some tea. My favorite tea blend, around St. Patrick’s day and always, is Irish breakfast. It has such a deep, rich flavor. I can’t not have coffee in the morning, but when I need an afternoon pick-me-up, I’m all about the Irish breakfast tea.
Top it with whipped cream, a few more scratches of nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick, and you are in heaven.
It doesn’t get much better than a mug of hot buttered Jamie between your palms and a beautiful snowy scene outside your window! Unless of course your kids are playing at a friend’s house. 😛
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Hot Buttered Jamie
- Place the butter, brown sugar, and nutmeg in a small bowl and mix together with a fork.
- Divide the mixture evenly between 2 mugs.
- Pour an ounce of whiskey into each of the 2 mugs.
- Place a teabag in each mug and pour the hot water over. Allow to steep for 4 minutes.
- Stir, and garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.