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Cocktail of the Month: Black Tea Hot Toddy

black tea hot toddy recipe

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.  

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.

savoura cup of warm

black tea hot toddy recipe


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.

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
black tea hot toddy recipe

The method:

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


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