There are only 23 days left until Christmas – can you believe it?
On a cold winter’s day, nothing is better to warm you up then a toasty cocktail! This Hot Toddy is one of my family’s favorites – the dashes of cinnamon and honey just taste like the holidays!
SERVINGS: MAKES 2
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup hot water
- 6 tablespoons bourbon or Apple Bourbon (see below for recipe)
- 2 3×1/2′ strips lemon peel
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Stir honey and water in a 2-cup measuring cup until honey dissolves. Add bourbon (or better yet, Apple Bourbon, in which case you’ll use 1 Tbsp. honey). Divide between 2 Toddy glasses. Twist a strip of lemon peel over each drink, then add to glass. Stir each with a cinnamon stick and serve.
To make Apple Bourbon, combine a 750-ml bottle of bourbon, 4 cored, sliced Fuji apples, and 4 cinnamon sticks in a pitcher. Cover; chill for 3 days. Strain and sip of use in recipe above.