The weather is cooling down, our warm above zero temperatures are now in the past and we can prepare to keep warm over the weekend. Try out this Hot Toddy recipe to keep warm on a night off!
We like a nice bourbon in our hot toddies, but you can easily work with any whisky or brandy you have on hand. Be sure to take these off the stove as soon as they’re warmed to your liking; if you keep simmering the drink, the alcohol will begin to cook off.
INGREDIENTS 8 ounces whisky, bourbon, or brandy 6 tablespoons honey 2 lemons 4 cups apple cider 4 earl grey tea bags 4 cinnamon sticks
In a small pan over medium-low heat, heat the cider, cinnamon, honey, and whisky until hot, stirring to dissolve the honey. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags, and allow the drink to steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bags and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Pour into four glass mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and some lemon slices cut into half moons.