JANUARY 12, 2019
The quintessential cold-weather cocktail
The go-to cold weather cocktail is warming, filling, and restorative. The drink first became popular in England and Scotland during the 18th century when barman poured hot water over their whiskey to stay warm. Although you might be hard pressed to find a doctor that prescribes a hot toddy to cure winter ailments, its hard to doubt the medicinal benefits of honey, lemon and brown liquor on a cold day.
1½ oz. whiskey (bourbon works best, but any brown liquor will work)
1 tablespoon honey
½ oz. lemon juice
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag
Pour hot water into an Irish coffee mug and steep tea for two to three minutes.
Remove tea bag and add honey, whiskey, and lemon juice.
Garnish with a lemon slice, cinnamon stick, and star anise.