As we enter into October and the temperatures start to drop, warm yourself up with an herbal fused Hot Toddy. The classic hot toddy fuses the healing elements of lemon, honey, and tea with a base liquor. This hot and comforting cocktail is not only warm and refreshing, it has also been recognized as a remedy against the common cold. Whether you’re healthy and feeling fine or looking for relief from an irritating cold, the hot toddy can warm you up on chilly autumn nights.
For instant relief, heat 1 cup of water in a tea kettle. Next, pour 1 ½ oz of your favorite bourbon or whiskey and 1 tablespoon of honey into a mug. Add 1 tea bag to your tea kettle and steep for 5 minutes. Once steeped, pour tea into the mug. Top off with ¼ oz of fresh lemon juice and 4 cloves. Stir your mixture until the honey has completely dissolved. Grab your mug and breathe in the herbal spicy notes.