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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I was looking at some tasty Steampunk fashion at Clockwork Couture and I thought I recognized one of the male models. It turns out I was right! Grant Imahara, who is the robotics guru for one of my favorite shows, Mythbusters, appears in the online catalog. You can also see pics featuring Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Emma Caulfield and Felicia Day of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog (among other things.)
Photos by PixieVision