Honey-Bourbon Toddy

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Recipe and photo credit: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/honey-bourbon-toddy

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 6 tablespoons bourbon or Apple Bourbon (see below for recipe)
  • 2 3×1/2′ strips lemon peel
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Stir honey and water in a 2-cup measuring cup until honey dissolves. Add bourbon (or better yet, Apple Bourbon, in which case you’ll use 1 Tbsp. honey). Divide between 2 Toddy glasses. Twist a strip of lemon peel over each drink, then add to glass. Stir each with a cinnamon stick and serve.

  • To make Apple Bourbon, combine a 750-ml bottle of bourbon, 4 cored, sliced Fuji apples, and 4 cinnamon sticks in a pitcher. Cover; chill for 3 days. Strain and sip of use in recipe above.

Nachos with All the Fixings

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Recipe & Photo credit: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/nachos-with-all-the-fixings

INGREDIENTS

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 3 9-ounce bags tortilla chips
  • Beer-Braised Carnitas
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 3 pounds shredded cheese (such as sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack)
  • 8 ounces Cotija cheese or feta, crumbled
  • 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves

Toppings (choose from the following)

  • Charred Tomatillo Salsa
  • Dried Chile Salsa
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Pico de gallo
  • Guacamole
  • 2 cups sour cream, thinned with 1/3 cup water
  • Hot pepper sauce

RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Coat 2 large rimmed baking sheets with nonstick spray. Arrange half of chips on prepared sheets and top with half of carnitas, beans, onion, and shredded cheese. Repeat layers with remaining chips, carnitas, beans, and shredded cheese. DO AHEAD: Nachos can be assembled up to 1 hour before baking.

  • Working with 1 sheet at a time, bake until cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with Cotija cheese, radishes, and cilantro. Serve with desired toppings.