Feb 25, 2015

The Perfect Cocktail to Keep You Warm This Winter

Armed with only a flask and a little ingenuity, Max Wastler elevates the hot toddy using only his ice fishing supplies.


A Fish Called Todd

The annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza in Brainerd, Minnesota draws tens-of-thousands of tip-up-watchers from the world-over. Before sliding your shanty onto the ice angling for the top prize, be sure to pack the key to any worthwhile survival kit: your flask. Here’s a suggestion for a classic winter cocktail that won’t require a lot of effort for a quick warm-up.

Combine these in a coffee cup:

  • Bourbon
  • Hot Tea
  • The slice of one lemon
  • Spice of some kind. If you remembered to pack cloves great, if not, a pinch of the black pepper and salt you'll have to prepare the day's catch would work... in a pinch.

And before you head out onto the ice to fish or do anything really, remember the old adage: "Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and crispy, way too risky."


Originally written by Max Wastler for Five O' Clock Magazine

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