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Happy Hour: Hot Toddy

Keep Colds at Bay With a Hot Toddy

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

Easy Recipe for Irish Hot Toddy

Ingredients

7 ounces hot water
1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
3/4 ounces lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 whole star anise
5 cloves
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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PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 6 years
This is what I drink every time I'm sick. I swear that no one makes it as good as my mom! But in a pinch, the above works just as well without brown sugar, star anise, cloves or a lemon wedge.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
my m-i-l's fave, we made this for x-mas dinner party :)
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