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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


Easy Recipe for Irish Hot Toddy


  1. 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


  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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