live & laugh: the mountains / hot toddy

Hot Toddy

This past weekend Mirza, Kia and I went to the Poconos for a long weekend with some friends. We found a great log cabin that sat on a cliff, giving us some amazing views. We kept things pretty low key, enjoying the warmth of the fires (both indoors and out), playing games, going for a hike, and lounging with wine and cheese while watching some of the Olympics.

The great thing about this trip was that our dogs got to tag along! Kia met up with Buddy & Chance, who are becoming good friends of hers, and they seemed to have a blast perusing the snowy terrain and relaxing in the warm cabin.

Pocono Mountain

I thought I’d take full advantage of the mountain-cabin-themed weekend and make hot toddys (below) and s’mores bites (I’ll post those later this week) for everyone to enjoy!

While I’m not usually a fan of whiskey, it’s subtle enough in this drink to be really pleasant. They’re warm, soothing and toasty nature made them perfect for the cold weather we were having.

Hot Toddy Ingredients

Hot Tea Honey & Whiskey Cloves Lemon with cloves Hot Toddy

Overall, we had an amazing weekend and it was great to get out of the city for a couple of days to be in the company of good friends and crazy pups! The mountains & hot toddy combo worked out really well — and I look forward to doing it again!

What’s your favorite vacation/beverage combination?

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