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Author Notes: Black tea blended with orange rinds and sweet spices, a favorite of mine, Constant Comment. Ruth Bigelow developed her blend based on a popular recipe from Southern colonial America and reported chatter amongst friends and their guests; “Ruth, your tea caused nothing but constant comment,” gave Mrs. Bigelow a name for her creation!
During the chilly holiday season I stop by Pikes Place Market to warm up with my favorite hot tea combined with orange liqueur. This toddy kicks it up a bit; a perfectly spiced, holiday libation, and if you need an excuse any other time of year, hot toddy is believed to have a curative effect on a sore throat and the sniffles...Cheers!
Food52 Review: Having forgotten to buy Constant Comment, I used Trader Joe's Vanilla & Cinnamon Black Tea, which I thought an acceptable substitute. The lemon juice came from my Meyer lemons. I made two versions of this hot drink, one with the bourbon and one using just the Grand Marnier. Both were warming and not overly sweet. Being a lightweight, I shared the "full strength" toddy with my husband. Thumbs up! —Lizthechef
Makes one hot toddy
- 3 ounces Bigelow Constant Comment
- 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey, optional)
- 1-1/2 ounces Bulleit Bourbon
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
- Lemon or Orange for garnish
- Make a teapot of Constant Comment Tea, keep it warmed.
- In a teacup stir and dissolve the tea, lemon & agave.
- Stir in the Bulleit Bourbon and the Grand Marnier.
- While sipping, add tea to keep the toddy warm - optional.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Tea
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A & M's Annual Smackdown / Your Best Hot Toddy
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