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Warm Up Winter with a Hot Toddy

The best way to warm up on chilly winter days is with a delicious hot toddy drink. These steaming hot beverages can take away your shivers and make you feel warm and cozy. Try this simple hot toddy recipe, guaranteed to put an end to your winter blues.


 

How to make a hot toddy:

  • 1 oz brandy, whiskey or rum
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tea bag

Mix the ingredients in a coffee mug and stir until the honey is melted.

There are many variations to the original recipe for hot toddy, which emerged sometime during the 18th century. You can choose to make a hot toddy with rum, whisky, brandy, tea, coffee, cocoa, apple cider, butter, spices, lemon, or sweeteners. To make a hot toddy for a cold or the flu, add cinnamon sticks and cloves, which will help clear a blocked nose, relieve a stuffy head, and soothe a sore throat. No matter what variation you prefer, treat yourself to a hot toddy drink before bed during the wet and cold months of winter. It is sure to take away your aches and help you get through sleepless nights!
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