Okay, cheers 10 days of holiday beverages number 2 is one day late. So, shoot me. Since I missed the 12/16 post, we’ll all have to drink two potions today!

Much like my Hot Buttered Rum recipe, the best Hot Toddy doesn’t follow a strict recipe; the amount of ingredients depends on your taste buds. The amount of each ingredient below is, at best, a suggestion. Trust your buds!

Holiday Beverages Number 2

Hot Toddy

  •  ¾ cup water
  • 1 to 1 ½ ounces whiskey
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey, to suit your palate
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, more or less
  • A slice or two of lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick (if, like me, you love cinnamon)

If you’d like another option try this recipe, Martha Stewart — Bourbon Hot Toddy.

Non-Alcoholic Hot Toddy 

Since we’re not adding the bite of whiskey, let’s spice this up a bit!

  • 6 to 8 ounces hot tea
  • Honey to taste
  • A couple of squeezes of lemon juice. Again, trust your taste buds.
  • Spices you like, all the following or none. It’s your call. Cinnamon stick, sprinkle of cloves, a dash of ground nutmeg
  • Lemon slice

Holiday beverages number 2 is a tough choice: Hot Toddy or NA Hot Toddy? I’ll just have to taste both! Happy Holidays!

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