Bone-chilling, wet weather calls for beverages that shake off the chills like this hot toddy, made with bourbon and sweetened with honey and brown sugar.

Many swear by its cold-healing capabilities. Whether or not that's true, the warming spices, zesty lemon, and sweet flavor surely ease the symptoms.



Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  1. 7 ounces hot water
  2. 1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  3. 3/4 ounces lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon honey
  5. 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  6. 2 whole star anise
  7. 5 cloves
  8. Lemon wedge, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a tall glass mug or cup, combine hot water, bourbon, lemon juice, honey, sugar, anise, and cloves. Stir together with a spoon until sugar dissolves.
  2. Serve with a straw and a wedge of lemon.
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