I tried them out with cold water and ice, and was sort of amazed that they stayed room temperature. So, I knew I had to take it up a notch - hot drinks! I have this weird thing about putting tea/coffee in see-through vessels, so I wanted to make something else...preferably a cocktail... I turned to my favourite Winter cocktail - the Hot Toddy. Some may say that it's far too early to be drinking Hot Toddies, but I say the early bird catches the worm!
25ml honey liqueur
10ml lemon juice
Simply pour the whiskey, honey and lemon juice into the glass, pop in your cinnamon stick and top with boiling water. Historically, honey and lemon has wonderful medicinal benefits, and of course, an old Mother's tale says that a bit of whiskey won't do much harm either ;) If you're not a whiskey drinker, switch it out for dark rum (spiced is best!). If you don't have honey liqueur (ours was a gift from Malta and tastes AMAZING) then just spoon in a teaspoon of honey instead.
You can buy Ozeri Double Wall Thermo Insulated Drinking Glasses for £24.95 (RRP £29.99) from Amazon UK with free UK delivery. I think they'll make a real talking point at parties, and would make a great Christmas gift for cocktail lovers and tea drinkers alike - they get a big thumbs up from me!