Appetite For Instruction: Hot Toddies
There are only two things that can make arctic temperatures bearable: a hot drink and a fireplace.
I recruited my friend (and former bartender) to show me one of her winter go-to drinks, a hot toddy. It had the word "hot" in the title, so immediately I was sold. A hot toddy is believed to cure the common cold or flu, though in my case I just wanted a cure for coldness creeping into my bones and slowly taking over my body.
Nicole says there are variations on how to make a hot toddy. You could use either brandy, whiskey or rum for your poison of choice. You could also make the specialty drink with hot water or throw in a herbal tea bag for more flavor. And when it comes to garnishing the drink, the options are endless.
I decided to leave it up the professional on how she wanted to concoct the drink, and she decided it was best to go with brandy--it's OK to use a less expensive one--and hot tea. Today we show you how to stay warm, help cure a cold and well, alcohol is involved, so maybe have a little fun.
2 oz. brandy
1 TBSP honey
1 cup of boiling water
1 tea bag