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January 11, 2020 National Hot Toddy Day

Hot Toddy

How To Warm Up On A Chilly Day.

Today is National Hot Toddy Day! A hot toddy is a delicious drink made with honey, lemon, hot water, and the spirit of your choice (usually whiskey, brandy, or rum). It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day, and a few sips can also relieve cold or flu symptoms.

Hot toddies originated in Scotland sometime during the 18th century. While the exact details are unknown, historians believe that the recipe was developed to make the taste of Scotch whiskey more palatable. One theory suggests that the word “toddy” evolved from “Tod’s well” (also known as Todian Spring), the water supply for Edinburgh.

Today there are many variations on the original hot toddy recipe. Here are a couple:

Hot Toddy

Ingredients
1½ ounce brown liquor such as brandy, whiskey or rum
1 tablespoon honey
½ ounce lemon juice
1 cup hot water
Lemon wedge, cinnamon stick and star anise, for garnish (optional)

Directions
Combined the first four ingredients into the bottom of a warmed mug. If desired, garnish with the lemon, cinnamon stick or star anise.

Or if your into Vodka…

Ingredients
Belvedere’s’ Hot Toddy’ includes the following ingredients:
An ounce of Belvedere Vodka
An ounce and a half of Hot Water
An ounce of French Fortified Wine
Half an ounce of Fresh Lemon Juice
Half an ounce of Honey
One Cinnamon Stick
Fresh Grated Nutmeg
Orange Wedge
Cloves

Directions
In order to make said ‘Hot Toddy,’ follow the following methodology:
Add hot water to heat glass mug, then honey to melt. Add remaining liquid ingredients. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange wedge and top with freshly grated nutmeg.

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