When the January nights are cold and dark, sometimes a nice toasty and tasty beverage warms the soul. My husband is a bourbon aficionado so we have an assortment of the Kentucky-born elixir on our bar at any one time. A variant on the Hot Toddy or Hot Buttered Rum, this decadent cocktail is best sipped by a roaring fire (or in our case, while watching a DVD of a roaring fire). And, if you need an excuse for consuming this treat, it also is believed to help the common cold. I shall have one this evening, preventative medicine, you see. Bottoms up, dearies!