We were walking along the trail that goes between all the lakes on the valley floor. The trail had been cleared, but unfortunately it was icy and it was not long before I took a tumble, hurting nothing but my dignity, so we decided to take off across the frozen lake.
There was a cold wind so our thoughts turned to hot toddies (it was after noon at this point) we were right next to Nita lake lodge a relatively new small hotel on the lake that we had watched being built. It looked beautiful from the outside so we were looking forward to seeing the interior.
The drinks menu had some very interesting sounding warm drinks, Nancy and I ordered a rum (I think) with hazelnut butter and rimmed with sugared hazelnut I can not remember the name of it.
The drink came with a warmer under it, which seemed a bit pretentious, but in fact it kept the drink warm and the butter melted. It was absolutely delicious not too sweet but warm and comforting.
Nicholas ordered a drink called "The Lazy Baggins" he ordered this as he said that is what he felt like.
|The lazy Baggins|
It came unsweetened with honey on the side to sweeten to taste, and some candied orange peel and cinnamon add more flavour. The base was chai rum and milk and it also was very delicious.
We relaxed and enjoyed our drinks feeling very pampered and lucky, it was a very nice way to start the new year. After we finished we headed back to get the appetizers out for those more adventurous souls who had been skiing for the day and those were that still suffering from their New Year festivities.