Hot Toddy

The number one hot drink that comes to mind for most when they start to feel a cold might be coming on is a Hot Toddy! One suggestion for the origin of the name ‘toddy’ is that it is derived from ‘tarrie’, a word for a concoction from the 17th century made of palm tree sap and served in the East Indies. The name stuck with sailors who brought it back to England.

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1 3/4 ounces Scotch whiskey
2 1/2 ounces boiling water
1 tsp powdered sugar or clear honey
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Twist of lemon

Pour the boiling water into a mug containing the whiskey, bitters, and fresh lemon juice, and stir in powdered sugar or honey. Spear the cloves into the twist of lemon and add to the mixture.