National Hot Toddy Day
I love recognizing obscure food holidays as much as the next girl, but I rarely get the motivation to actually participate. This past Sunday however, was National Hot Toddy Day, and I only felt it fitting to partake. After spending the bulk of the day on the slopes, nothing sounded nicer than curling up with a warm cocktail and watching the Golden Globes. And wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what I did.
1 1/2 ounces whiskey, rum, or brandy (I used Crown Royal)
1 Tablespoon honey
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag – I used black tea
Coat the bottom of a mug or glass with honey. Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter. On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea. Pour the tea into the glass and stir.
Want something a little more exotic? I also found this round-up of 6 Hot Toddy Recipes, from classic to contemporary. Try them all and find your fave!
Recipe from Cocktails.About.com