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Fireside Chat

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Photo by Virginia Watts
Photo by Virginia Watts

We resisted using the tired headline “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” but well, it is. And hot toddies are you know, hot. And this classic cocktail prep is enjoying a bit of a renaissance, even in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. But in Jax, it’s not quite cold enough for a crackling fire, and with the white sands and beach umbrellas minutes away, you’re rarely in the mood for a toasty tipple. Johnny Schaefer of Jax’s Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails invited us for a Fireside Chat and served toddy-time for beach lovers: apple cider, cinnamon, and a glug of bourbon, but tempered with some added ingredients and cooled down over ice.

Wrap up in a blanket by the fire pit or on the back deck. It’s the weekend.

Fireside Chat Cocktail
from Bar Manager Johnny Schaefer of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, Jacksonville, FL