Cocktail of the Month: Black Tea Hot Toddy

Winter chill is all around.  There have been a few days lately that left me feeling as though warming up was hopeless.  It doesn't help that I haven't much hair on top.  I must admit that I am quite comfortable wearing a winter hat around the house.  

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To ward off some of the cold, I decided to attack the problem from the inside out.  This warm cocktail is a good start.  Enjoy it fireside with your fuzzy-socked feet propped up.

savour... a cup of warm

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Black Tea Hot Toddy

Before you start:

You could certainly experiment with some of the flavors here or even the tea for that matter.

Be sure to let your tea steep for a full five minutes to get plenty of flavor.

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The ingredients:

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 4 oz black tea
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 2 spoons simple syrup or honey

The method:

  1. Poke the cloves into the lemon wedge.
  2. Pour whiskey and lemon juice into tea cup.
  3. Prepare black tea.
  4. Pour tea into cup.  
  5. Pour in honey or simple syrup and stir gently to dissolve.
  6. Add lemon wedge and cinnamon stick.
  7. Serve warm.