St. Bruno's Cure and Bee's Knees

#ThirstyThursdays

S: So winter… flu shots that don’t work. What does that mean? I get sick, because of a patient zero at work. I’m still coughing. David? He held on to a semblance of normality until I was done being ‘sick’ for a month. Now we both cough and it hurts. My riiiiiiiibs. [D: true story; car accidents and falling on my ass on poorly salted walkways doesn’t help a tonne either; ow my ass.]

So this week’s drinks have been chosen, for their sweet, sweet, throat soothing capabilities.

His Drink

[St. Bruno’s Cure]

Ingredients:

  • 1oz gin
  • 1oz yellow Chartreuse liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 4oz apple cider
  • 1oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2oz honey
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 apple slice for garnish

Directions:

  1. Warm a mug in the microwave or with boiling water from the kettle
  2. Combine gin, Chartreuse and bitters in the mug, set aside
  3. Bring apple cider, lemon juice, honey, and peppercorns to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve the honey
  4. Strain into the mug
  5. Garnish with an apple slice, if desired

Her Drink

[Bee’s Knees]

Ingredients:

  • 2oz gin
  • 3/4oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4oz honey simple syrup [mix honey and water 1:1, stir]
  • lemon twist for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients (minus the lemon twist) to a shaker, with ice
  2. Shake
  3. Strain into glass, garnish with lemon twist

Verdict:

D: Well it sure clears the sinuses. Chartreuse is very interesting, it’s an herbal liqueur, kind of like a non-syrupy Jager (not really the same taste, but a similar concept). Very good, and a very good drink for when sick. I think I prefer it over a hot toddy. It helps that it’s a tonne of booze though.

S: mmmmm bees knees. I love this drink. Then again, I’m that person who likes to have tea with lemon and honey all the time. I dig it and I dig this week’s addition of honey.