Feb 272012
 
Hot Toddy

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January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day.

A hot toddy, also called a hot totty, is made with a liquor, water (often tea), sugar, and spices. It is served hot. It is believed to have originated in Scotland in the 1700s to make scotch more appealing to women.

Hot Toddy
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 glass brewed black tea
2 shots brandy or scotch
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice lemon

Pour honey into a tall glass. Add tea and brandy. Garnish with cloves, cinnamon stick, and lemon.

For fun try this:
Kentucky Toddy

1-1/2 ounces Kentucky Bourbon
1 slice lemon
1 lump sugar
4 ounces boiling water
ground nutmeg
ground cloves
cinnamon stick

Combine bourbon, lemon, sugar and boiling water in a coffee mug. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cloves. Stir and granish with cinnamon stick.

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