On a winter day like today, nothing beats curling up on the couch like a cup of Boozy Hot Cocoa and some warm Christmas music. This season, when you buy your Christmas CD for your holiday seasons cheer, help puppies in the process by purchasing Dahna Bender Christmas: Giving of the Heart

Each year 4-7 million animals are brought to a shelter, and it’s hard to find them all homes. Dahna dahna-bender-christmas-giving-of-the-heartBender, a fantastic singer, has partnered with the National Mill Dog Rescue and will provide 100% of the proceeds to this wonderful Colorado Organization. This National Mill Dog Rescue supplies shelters for dogs that need rehabilitation and is a self-funded, non-profit organization!  Purchase of her cd on ITunes, Amazon, and other Digital Retailers will all be counted and will help this heart warming organization.

When listening to Dahna’s beautiful voice and words, I could not help but think about what I may pair with this feeling. These songs are filled with heart, emotion, and passion for a cause, that you will notice instantly. Her voice draws you in, and you find yourself swaying to your Christmas favorites. At one point, I even started dancing with IMG_2075my own little dog Cali.

When choosing a drink for this blissful moment, Hot Cocoa with Godiva Liqueur or Bailey’s came first to mind, but when I got to the Little Drummer Boy song, my heart melted, and this song was certainly calling for a Hot Toddy made with Dewars! The warmth of Dahna’s voice, the hot cocktail, Cali Girl, and the cold snowy world all melded perfectly together. 

*Direct Donations: can be found under Giving Of The Heart on this Site.

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DEWAR’S Highlander Honey Hot Toddy Recipe  download

1 oz. DEWAR’S Highlander Honey

3 oz. hot water

1 tea bag (try organic tea for a healthier choice!)

1 Tbsp. Honey

1/4 Lemon, juiced

Method: Heat water and add the tea bag to make hot tea. Separately, coat the bottom of a mug with honey, and add DEWAR’s Highlander Honey and lemon Juice. Pour the hot tea into the glass, stir and enjoy!