Autumn is a beautiful time in Vermont. We're still at least a week away from our peak colors, I would say, but it's already gorgeous.
Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when nasty colds start flying around. My wife likes a hot toddy when she's sick. I think they're nice anytime. Our recipe: hot water, lemon, honey and whiskey, usually preferring Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey. I tried Royal Crown recently, too, and that was most pleasant.