Hot-Tea Toddy

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Carolyn L.H. Furr
Jan. 26, 2018

ARE YOU READY!?!

A hot-tea toddy? Gosh, almighty that sounds good! Of course, I'm talking about the age-old flu remedy of whiskey, hot water, lemon, and honey... not the Ole Miss fight song.

Most folks know the hot toddy as an old-timey elixir for the common cold. But we've tweaked it a bit, added tea and a few other goodies for a delightful winter cocktail to enjoy when it's cold out, not just when you have a cold. Whip up a large batch for a mid-winter gathering to share with friends or a sip a single cup to warm yourself from the inside out. Careful though, too many of these and you might feel a little Flim Flam, Bim Bam!


Total Time: Approx. 15 minutes
Yields: 2 - 10 oz. servings

Tools

  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 grater
  • 1 mesh strainer
  • 1 heat-resistant pitcher
  • 2 mugs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Water
  • 2 tbsp Blue Mountain OP Black Tea
  • 1 tsp Ginger Root (freshly grated)
  • 5 Cloves (whole)
  • 2 Star Anise (whole)
  • 2 tbsp Dark Amber Honey
  • 1/3 of a Lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 3 oz. Rye, Bourbon or Whiskey
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Prep

  • Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot.
  • Add tea, cloves, star anise, and ginger. Continue to boil 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain into a heat-resistant pitcher.
  • Add honey, lemon juice and rye, stir gently to blend.
  • Pour into two mugs and garnish with lemon slices.
  • Enjoy!
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