The Real Hot Toddy

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  • joeym posted 5 years ago

    My mom likes hers with Cinnamon whiskey and tea.

  • groo posted 5 years ago

    A real hot 'toddy' has tea in it. It was a cold remedy, and the tea is where the 'hot' part came from. Your recipe is right for the most part, a peel or a squeezed lemon, and spoon of honey. tsp sugar, and no we wouldn't waste scotch on this where I live, just plain whiskey. This isn't some fancy drink, it's cold medicine.

  • Kramer posted 5 years ago

    My recipe is Michters bourbon, a little honey, sugar in the raw, hot h2o, orange bitters...Drink!!!

  • Jared posted 5 years ago

    Ummm an authentic hot toddy will have a clove or two in it, maybe a cinnamon stick. Just sayin :P Cheers!

  • Andy posted 6 years ago

    I remember being young with a cold on a freezing winter night, think I was about 7 or 8, and my granddad gave me my 1st hot toddy to help me sleep. Never had the orange peel, just whiskey, sugar and hot water. Had one almost every winter since (and maybe a few more than one now that I can make them myself).

  • mike m posted 6 years ago

    My favorite toddy is with bourbon. Almost exactly like the article states, but w/o the sugar, maybe some sweet vermouth like a manhattan. start with a 2 or 3 oz of bourbon neat, splash of bitters and vermouth, then top off with just enough hot water to make the drink hot. My other common one is just brandy and hot water. both are great winter warmers that pack a punch.

  • Terry B. posted 7 years ago

    Hey,me too!!Give me that warm,stiff Hot Toddy.YES SIR,and,MAME.

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