10/02/2013 03:56 pm ET

Warm Up With William Faulkner's Signature Cocktail

Famed American author William Faulkner once said, "Civilization begins with distillation.” Like many of his 20th century literary cohorts (Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Joyce all come to mind), Faulkner favored the drink, and on cool Mississippi nights, his beverage of choice was always the classic hot toddy.

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