Meyer Lemon Hot Toddy

Remember when I went to Florida a few weeks ago to visit Jaden, Julie and Jessica? (photo recap coming later this week)That was awesome. I miss those pigeons.

All right so, Saturday afternoon Jaden and I are doing our nails with this crazy astronaut Darth Vader time capsule machine thingy, and in walks Julie, with like 400 bags of Meyer lemons. “You all get lemons! Wee!” (Julie didn’t say the “wee” part. I kind of wish she had though.) And all weekend, we all stared at our bags of lemons, like Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne stare at LIFE.

Both Jaden and I have the baking skills of a paper clip, so we were like, “Dude, what you are gonna do with these lemons?” “I seriously don’t have a clue. You?” “Me either. Lemon bars? But how do you even DO that?” While Jessica and Julie shook their heads at our incompetencies and we glared back and Instagramed our drinks.

I get home, with my bag o’ lemon in tow, and as I plop down in front of my laptop to plan out the week’s work schedule/menu, I’m totes wishing I had something hot to drink. Something cozy, something that gently kneads my soul innards, something with a citru….OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH.

And the hot toddy angels flapped their wings in my face.

See this drink right here? You have some major saddling up to do. Here’s my step-by-step on the Tablespoons!

*p.s. Don’t be jealous of my award-winning lemon peeling skills.


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19 Responses to Meyer Lemon Hot Toddy

  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm #
    I would have loved to bake with those lemons. And you make the drinks. I'll keep the sugar comin' and you keep the booze lined up and we'd be in good shape. Deal? Ok good :)
  2. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm #
    Oh, Meyer lemons...delicious little yellow balls of joy. I think I've only had them in an infused olive oil before. I can't even imagine how good they'd be in baked stuff or a drink! This would be such a better afternoon pick me up than my normal tea. I work from one would know ;)
  3. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking December 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm #
    This would be the perfect thing to rid me of my cold and sore throat! Love lemon!
  4. JulieD December 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm #
    Ooh love what you made with them!!! :) Miss you!!
  5. DessertForTwo December 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm #
    I love Meyer lemon season!! weeee!
  6. Cassie December 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm #
    Yessss! Adding to my menu now!
  7. Lauren December 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm #
    I'm totes jealous of your lemon peeling skillz. Forreals.
  8. Deanna B. December 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm #
    I just imagined Julie saying "you get Meyer lemons" with Oprah's voice. "You get a Meyer lemon!" and "You get a Meyer lemon!". Maybe I shouldn't leave comments before the coffee has kicked in. PS: Meyer lemon curd will change for life.
    • Bev Weidner December 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm #
      hahaha, YES! Okay, need. recipe. now.
  9. Kay December 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm #
    Yes! I need this. Along with an indecent amount of lemon cheese cake.
  10. Em (Wine and Butter) December 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm #
    I made lemon bars and once they were AMAZING - but looking at this I almost think THIS is what I'd do with lemons, should I suddenly be bequested some. Prioritising over lemon bars is saying something!! :)
  11. Lisa [With Style and Grace] December 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm #
    I would so love to wrap my hands around that glass right now!
  12. Krissy @ Krissy's Creations December 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm #
    What a wonderful use of meyer lemons! I'd love to have that in front of me right now :)
  13. kelley December 21, 2011 at 2:43 am #
    In your honor, I'm sipping a toddy cleaning out my reader. Thank you and your welcome. :)
  14. Kiran @ December 21, 2011 at 4:43 am #
    Mmm.. holy yum! I need Meyer and Toddy in my life.
  15. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray December 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm #
    Ha! You are hilarious. Can't wait to try this!
  16. Katie December 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm #
    Want one so badly! It will get rid of my cough, right? I probably need like 10, actually...


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