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.

Hot Toddy


1 1/2 ounces whiskey, rum, or brandy (I used Crown Royal)
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 lemon
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

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