My grandfather would mix bourbon, hot water, lemon juice, and honey for a cold so my perception of a hot toddy was that it was something you took when you were sick.
Thanks to a recent winter wedding at our beautiful Lenox inn, I discovered that you should not wait until you didn’t feel well to enjoy a hot toddy. In fact, this is too good to waste on a winter bug. The wedding guests loved our hot toddies so much that they asked for seconds.
With the temperatures dropping from Maine to the Gulf, enjoy this hot toddy recipe and the hell with winter!
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 4 ounces hot cider
- .50 ounces honey
- .50 ounces lemon juice
- Cinnamon for sprinkling
- Cinnamon stick for the garnish
Mix the bourbon, cider, honey, and lemon juice and pour into a mug or heat-proof glass cup. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with the cinnamon stick. Light the fire, sit back, and warm up!
Would you like me to make you one?