Ever since two Fridays ago, I've been chained to my television watching the Vancouver Olympics. I'm not much of a sports spectator, but I have a soft spot for stories of sacrifice and redemption, and the Winter games have plenty of those.
Last night, I watched the USA face off against Canada in the hockey rink. The match had plenty of excitement and energy — plus those Canadian hotties in their maple leaf uniforms weren't too hard on the eyes, either.
I took it all in with a tipple that couldn't have been more fitting: a play on the hot toddy that's laced with cinnamon, pineapple, and the country's oh-so-emblematic maple syrup. To be the best Olympics couch cheerleader you can be, get the recipe.
Ingredients 1 cup pineapple juice Directions Makes 4 toddies.
Hot Rum, Pineapple, and Maple Toddy
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup dark rum
1 cup pineapple juice
Makes 4 toddies.