There's nothing that will warm you up inside and out more than a Hot Toddy! Traditionally a Hot Toddy (or Hot Totty) is a hot, spiced mixed drink made of liquor, lemon juice and water with a sweetener such as sugar or honey.
Since I usually drink Hot Toddies when I have an old fashioned cold, my personal recipe replaces the hot water with a hot tea infused with orange and some particular spices (for their healing properties), some lemon (to clear my throat) and a shot of Jack (to ease my cold bones and help me relax). This is my adult version of the hot tea and lemon my mom used to give me for sore throats:
CITRUS SPICED HOT TODDY
1 Oz. Jack Daniels
8 Oz. Good Earth's Orange Spice Tea, Hot
Juice of Half a Lemon
Honey, to Taste
While you're steeping your tea, add your honey and lemon juice to your cup and nuke it for about 10 seconds. I find this aids in helping dissolve your honey. Add your cinnamon stick to the cup then pour the Jack Daniels over the cinnamon, lemon and honey. Gently stir while pouring in your hot tea. Garnish with the lemon wheel and enjoy all tucked in and cozy under a furry throw with a good book!
January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY