hudsoncocktailBelieve it or not, it was all the way back in 1964 — the era of Don Draper, naturally — the an act of Congress declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit;” in 2007, the U.S. Senate named September “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” Well, we here at Cocktail Friday are never ones to let a celebration go un-toasted, so here it is: Your bourbon recipe for the month, the Tuthilltown Toddy.

2 oz. Hudson Baby Bourbon

3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

4 oz. very hot water


Cinnamon sticks and clove-studded lemon slice (for garnish)

Making it: Add lemon juice, a heaping teaspoon of honey and bourbon into a tall glass (or ceramic mug); fill with hot water and stick. Add garnish.