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Author Notes: This is a classic hot toddy (1 part dark spirit to 3 parts boiling water, sweetened) with a few tweaks. I used rye instead of the typical bourbon or whiskey, raw sugar instead of white, and I slipped in a few dried cherries and some lime zest to scent the drink. It's a revitalizing antidote post-snow-shoveling, or post-holiday-anything. By the time you reach the bottom of the mug, the cherries are plumped up and boozy. Drink and treat in one -- cheers! - Amanda —Amanda Hesser
2-inch-long piece lime zest
teaspoon raw sugar
ounces rye (or other dark spirit)
ounces boiling water
- In a mug, combine the lime zest, dried cherries, and sugar. Add the rye. Pour in the boiling water, and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Sip and enjoy!
- A & M's Annual Smackdown / Your Best Hot Toddy Contest Finalist!