I was laying bed, it was chilly and I could not sleep; naturally I started thinking of toddy recipes.
1 1/2 Oz Cyrus Noble Bourbon
3/4 Oz Torani Amer
Add 2-3 Oz Hot water
Garnish with an orange zest, mint sprig, cinnamon-they all would be great. I just used an orange zest.
First off, Torani Amer is an aperitif made in the style of Amer Picon, a French style amaro with flavors of bitter orange, gentian, cinchona bark and a tiny twist of mint; all of these flavors play wonderfully with bourbon.
OK now to explain the name. . . Torani Amer is made in San Jose (Northern California) and Cyrus Noble Bourbon is "Born inKentucky and raised in San Francisco." (also in Northern California). Hilarious... two ingredients that are not normally associated with Northern California to make a 'Nor-Cal Toddy'.
When it gets a little warmer, I am got to try this out as a cocktail; it is good.
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