'/> Sharing My Joy: Recipe: Hot Toddy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Recipe: Hot Toddy

There is something I love about a warm drink in the winter spiked with a little booze - Irish coffee, hot chocolate, cider - they are all favorites by me. They warm you from the inside out! The calories can add up quickly in those though, that's why I love a good Hot Toddy. Lower in calories AND said to relieve the symptoms of a cold or flu! It has been so cold here in Chicago, and it seems like everyone is coming down with something.  It's traditionally made with a mixture of whiskey (bourbon, brandy or rum work too), boiling water, and honey or sugar. Lemon, cinnamon or other spices (cloves, allspice) can also be added. Tea can be used in place of water too. The lemon has vitamin C, the honey soothes and the alcohol numbs! I know it's worked for me before :)

January 11th was official "National Hot Toddy Day", but I will go ahead an unofficially declare the entire month of January as National Hot Toddy Month :) Healthy or not, enjoy a warm Hot Toddy this weekend! And if you are sick, let me know if it helps!

Classic Hot Toddy

1 Tb honey
1 cinnamon stick
1 oz whiskey or bourbon
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
hot water

Put bourbon, honey, cinnamon stick and lemon juice in a mug. Top off with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved.

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