Monday, December 12, 2011

Warm Up Your Winter Nights With A Delicious Hot Toddy


All winter long, I crave a fabulous cocktail on a cozy night in with friends or a beau. Red wine is great for winter, but sometimes you want a nice warm cocktail. That’s why I love a delicious Hot Toddy on cold winter evenings.


I also feel like when I have a cold, a Hot Toddy is the absolute best cure, although a doctor might argue that alcohol doesn’t help a cold. Whatever the case, this drink is the perfect way to  warm yourself up by the fire on a cold night.

Here is my recipe for a Hot Toddy. Feel free to add more spices and honey or tailor it to your own personal tastes:

Hot Toddy
(Multiply amounts for each cocktail.)
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 lemon wedge

  1. In a small saucepan, heat water until almost boiling.
  2. In the meantime, pour honey into mugs.
  3. Sprinkle spices over honey.
  4. Stir bourbon into honey and let spices dissolve.
  5. Pour hot water over honey bourbon mixture.
  6. Squeeze lemon into cocktail.
  7. Enjoy!

By: Collis Hancock | Image: Source

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