Do you easily get a stuffy nose or head cold during the winter months? Drink a Hot Toddy. Prone to flu-like symptoms? Drink a Hot Toddy. Perhaps you are like me and you have a chronic cold/cough from December to March? Drink a Hot Toddy. Do you see the pattern here?
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The traditional Hot Toddy is a drink that will never go out of style. The vanilla notes from the bourbon, mixed with the sweet honey and tangy lemon has a cure-all effect that may not be easily explained, but is easily enjoyed.
The Classic Hot Toddy
Courtesy of Epicurious.com
1 oz Bourbon (We Recommend Maker’s Mark)
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup boiling hot water
In a mug, combine the bourbon, honey and lemon juice. Top with the boiling water and stir to combine. Stir until the honey has dissolved. Serve hot and garnish with a slice of lemon.
This Hot Toddy is a really fantastic spin on the original. The use of Scotch instead of bourbon is a nice change in terms of the main flavor profile, and the addition of nutmeg brings an additional spice and warmth to the mix.
Hot Toddy with a Twist
Courtesy of Alton Brown
1 lemon, thinly sliced plus more for garnish
½ cup Demarara sugar
1 qt water
2 ½ cups Scotch Whisky (We recommend Auchentoshan Three Wood)
Freshly grated nutmeg
In a small slow cooker, combine the lemon, sugar and water. Cover and heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Add the Scotch and stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to low and serve in a mug. Garnish with a slice of lemon and freshly grated nutmeg on top.