This is how I make a hot toddy. It's easy and oh so very, very good to drink on those cold wintry days.
It's been said that it's even good for sweating out a cold. I tried it once to get rid of a very nasty cold and I can vouch that it did work. Just remember to stay in bed and under the blankets.
This recipe is for one hot toddy with lemon, honey and brandy or whiskey.
- 6 ounces of boiling water
- 1/2 fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of honey (I like lots of honey, so I tend to add a bit more.)
- 1-1/2 ounces of brandy or whiskey
- Lemon wedge (optional)
Squeeze fresh lemon juice and pour it into a mug or glass. (If using a glass, be sure to wrap it with pot holders or double thick large cotton napkins.) Add boiling water. Drizzle in honey and then stir in the brandy or whiskey.
Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired