Hot Tea Toddy

By Rebecca Firkser
March 5, 2015
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Author Notes: There have definitely been nights this winter where no matter how many pairs of socks/blankets/overcoats I put on, I just can’t get warm. Maybe it’s because I have poor circulation and am pretty much always cold, but I’m sure there are others out there who understand this problem. As with many seemingly unsolvable troubles, I have discovered the answer: alcohol. Alcohol fixes many things. And try as you may to warm yourself with clothing or heat, nothing beats a good drunk blanket. Thank you alcohol! This recipe is a take on the classic hot toddy, with the added benefit of tea (I used decaf though- for me, this is a sleepytime drink). Although I do think this would make a pretty rockin’ summer daytime drink if put on ice. Kinda like buzzed sweet tea. I’m a fan. I bet you will be too. As much as I love warm cocktails, I’m getting pretty sick of the cold weather here in New England. Hopefully by posting a very wintery drink I will jinx things and spring will actually begin?

Rebecca Firkser

Makes: 1 cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounces brandy, whiskey, or rum
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 decaf English Breakfast or Earl Grey tea bag
  • 1/4 lemon, sliced
  1. Boil one cup of water. Place the liquor, honey, and tea bag in a mug. Add the water and lemon (squeezing for juice). Let steep for about 5 minutes, then remove tea bag. Sip happily with a blanket wrapped around your shoulders.

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