With the cold weather approaching, we thought it would be a good time to share a recipe for one of our favorites: The Hot Toddy!
First things first, we want to make it clear that we’re not suggesting that a boozy beverage will cure all your ails, but it definitely has it’s benefits.
1- the combination of whiskey, honey, hot water and lemon will warm you up from
the inside out
2- the lemon is great for a cold (vitamin C!), and the whiskey + honey combo acts as
a mild anesthetic to ease that sore throat
3-whiskey dilates blood vessels so the mucus membranes can break down and
fight the infection (gross, we know, but had to mention)
4-whiskey can aid in the digestion process so it’s good for your tummy too! Not too
much, obviously, but a little goes a long way
5 PSA: don’t mix alcohol with medications!
Now that you have some facts, let’s make a Hot Toddy! Recipe below:
- ¾ cup water
- 1.5 oz whiskey
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Lemon peel
- Cinnamon stick (optional)
- Boil water in a teapot and pour the hot water into a mug.
- Add the whiskey, honey and lemon juice. Stir until the honey has dissolved, and adjust to your liking. Add more honey or lemon if you like!
- Garnish with the lemon peel and/or a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!