Day 2 without the booze. It’s going to be a long road ahead of me. I’m already getting the whiskey shakes and the cold sweats, which makes me wonder…is it possible I could die from a hangover? My friend Archer seems to think so…


To all my faithful readers out there…if I do happen to die, make sure I am buried with all my stuff. Because you know it’s mine.

Hot Caramel-Popcorn Bourbon Apple Cider


This recipe is guaranteed to warm you up in this soul crushing weather. I might not be able to enjoy it during my dry january, but that doesn’t mean you also have to neglect your body and your spirit.


  • 1 cup caramel popcorn (1 ounce; 30g)
  • 1 cup (240ml) bourbon
  • 2 1/2 ounces (75ml) hot apple cider
  • 2 ounces (60ml) Caramel Popcorn–Infused Bourbon
  • 1 small pat butter


  1. To Make the Caramel Popcorn–Infused Bourbon: Warm bourbon and caramel popcorn in a small saucepan over very low heat (you don’t want it to boil away), stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and discard popcorn. Infused bourbon can be kept in the fridge up to one week.

  2. In a small saucepan, warm cider over low heat, five to 10 minutes. Preheat serving mug by filling with boiling water, then discard water. Add hot cider and Caramel Popcorn-Infused Bourbon to mug and stir. Top with pat of butter and serve immediately.

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