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Classic Hot Toddy Recipe (revised from 12/21/11)

It's time for that old classic classic again.  Yesterday marked the first day of winter and the cold and flu season. This old standby maybe embedded in most of our brains, but for those of you that have forgotten here is a classic recipe with a couple variations that should suit you well.  Save this recipe for those days or nights you need to sweat that pesky cold or flu out.  Or just when you feel like you want one.  Hot Toddy's are a nice bedtime drink,  Do you!!  Drink responsibly.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp honey or to your desired taste
1 Prepared cup of tea of your choice
2 Shots of your favorite brandy (or whiskey, bourbon, rum or scotch)
1 lemon (for juice and garnish)

Variations:

(optional) 1 cinnamon stick or a dash of cinnamon powder.  a sprinkle of  nutmeg to taste.  1 0r 2 cloves or to taste.

{To make a hot buttered rum toddy, simply add one teaspoon of butter to the recipe}

First, sip some of that tea down to make room for your brandy or alcohol of choice.Mix honey into a glass of hot tea, add 2 shots Brandy and a slice of lemon. Sip and enjoy! You will feel better in no time.

For the little ones, dissolve a nice flavored cough drop in theirs.

Re-posted and revise 12/21/2015

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