Now that winter is here, it’s time for a whisky hot toddy whether you’re feeling under the weather or you’re simply after a winter warmer.
A hot toddy consists of alcohol (usually a dark spirit) mixed with hot water, lemon, honey or sugar and spices. Whisky is commonly used, ranging from a blended whisky to a heavily peated single malt which gives extra oomph to a smoky hot toddy. You can also substitute rum, bourbon, brandy or mezcal if whisky is not your tipple of choice.
If you can make a cup of tea, you can make a hot toddy and the recipe is very easy to follow even when you’re not feeling your best. Here’s how to make a whisky hot toddy, a comforting drink and the antidote to winter months.
Whisky Hot Toddy Recipe
- 50 ml whisky
- 2 bar spoons honey
- 2 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ lemon slice
- about 80 ml of boiling water (to top)
Glassware: heat resistant glass or mug
Garnish: ½ lemon slice, cloves
In a heat resistant glass, add honey, cloves, cinnamon, boiling water and allow to infuse. Add whisky and stir gently until the honey is dissolved. Garnish with half a lemon slice studded with cloves.
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