Linking up with Susan from 2 Cats & Chloe for Celebrate Southern!
When I was in college, I came home sick one weekend. My throat was on fire and I had lost my voice. No medicine would help, so my dad suggested I try a hot toddy. It soothed my throat and brought back my voice (to the chagrin of everyone around me, no doubt). It was life changing. I forever swear by hot toddies for times when I’m under the weather, there’s a nip in the air, or, you know, it’s Monday. It is bourbon season, after all.
As they say, there’s more than one way to skin a cat (a southern saying- don’t come at me, PETA), but here’s my favorite hot toddy recipe:
1 cup water
1/4-1/2 cup bourbon (I like mine strong, so I pour at least half a cup of the good stuff)
2 tablespoons honey
Juice of half a lemon
Add water, bourbon, and honey to saucepan and turn burner on high. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice in pan and bring to boil. Remove from heat, stir ingredients and pour into mug. Add the remaining lemon juice, stir again, and let cool. Enjoy!
I use a cheaper bourbon for my drink; the more expensive ones are meant for sipping neat. I believe a hot toddy done right can cure anything that ails you. A great way to warm up on these cool fall nights!
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Have you ever had a hot toddy? What’s your favorite cold weather drink?