I live in the frigid North (ie, Minnesota) and the temperature was -9 yesterday. This made my thoughts turn to warm drinks, roaring fires and cool coats to keep winter at bay. If you are in a cold climate, I hope this gallery of steamy coats and my recipe for a Hot Toddy will warm you right up! This drink dates back from the 1700s and was definitely enjoyed during Victorian times.
1 cup hot water
1.5 ounce whiskey or brandy
1 spoonful of honey
lemon juice (optional)
Pour hot water into your mug and stir in honey until completely dissolved. Add liquor of choice (using whiskey adds a smokey flavor, brandy is sweeter). Add a squirt of lemon juice if you choose (I am allergic so I never do but that is the normal way to make one) and stir with cinnamon stick.
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America’s Next Top Model has been around for a long time, and they do their best to push the boundaries of fashion and aesthetics for their photoshoots. It should come as no surprise then that Steampunk would eventually make an appearance. In the gallery above I picked my favorite images of ANTM contestants bedecked in Clockwork Couture, who have also featured celebrities like Mythbuster’s Grant Imahara in their photos.