We had our first snow of the season. It looks so lovely! I think this day calls for a hot toddy.
Although there is no standard recipe, hot toddies are usually made with some type of liquor (generally Scotch or bourbon), a sweetener (such as sugar or honey), a warm base (like water, tea, or apple cider), and lemon.
The recipe that I am making today is from Scotsman Food & Drink.
Here’s What You Need:
Glass with a handle (I prefer clear glass)
35 ml (that is, 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp) blended Scotch (non-peaty preferred) *I used The Dimple Pinch 15 yr. old and it was delicious.
1 Tbsp honey
4-5 oz. boiling water (enough to top up the glass but not so much as to water it down)
Optional: sugar, cinnamon stick, star anise
- Cut the lemon in half, then cut a 1/4 inch flat slice from one of the halves.
- Optional: If desired, rim the glass with sugar.
- Add the Scotch and the honey.
- Add the boiling water so that your glass is about 3/4 full. *Adding more water will dilute the taste.
- Squeeze the juice from one half of the lemon into the glass and stir.
- “Pin” several whole cloves into the flat slice of lemon and float lemon slice on top of the liquid.
- Optional: Add a stick of cinnamon or star anise for extra flavor.
Such a delicious and comforting beverage for a cold, wintry day. What is your favorite snow day treat?
Have a great day, everyone!