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Hot Toddy!

December 21, 2010

My traditional winter drink is a hot toddy.  Time to pick up a bottle of Maker’s, or maybe I’ll try Hudson or some other fancy brand this year.  Maybe I’ll even be able to discover a local whiskey if I go to a fancy liquor store.

Hot Toddy!


  • 1 ounce whiskey, brandy or rum
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 1/2 lemon slice and squeeze of lemon juice
  • Hot water or tea
  • Cinnamon stick, whole cloves, star anise (new idea to me, inspired by photo)
Combine the whiskey, honey, and lemon slice in a mug or punch cup, and add hot water, heated with spices, to fill. Add cinnamon stick, star anise and/or whole cloves, if desired.
  • Use a spicy tea for the hot liquid, like cinnamon, cardamom, or lemon-ginger
  • Use whole spices in hot water, as suggested above
  • Add grated or sliced ginger to hot water