The frigid winter is upon us—by “frigid” we mean 50 degree Florida winters—and one of the best cures for winter blues (and winter colds) is to mix up a Hot Toddy.
Traditionally, toddies were made by mixing whiskey, boiled water and sugar or honey. Now they have transformed to basically be any sort of warm alcoholic beverage you can imagine. Even though National Hot Toddy Day already passed, we’re still kind of obsessed with them around here. Try it classic, spiced or cinnamon roll flavored, and warm up while you’re at it.
The Classic Hot Toddy
1½ oz Brandy, whiskey or rum
1 tbsp Honey
½ oz Lemon juice
1 c Hot water
Lemon wedge, cinnamon stick and star anise, for garnish (optional)
Combine the first four ingredients into the bottom of a warmed mug. If desired, garnish with the lemon, cinnamon stick or star anise. Recipe from The Wine Enthusiast
Spiced Hot Toddy
2 oz Fireball whisky
1½ tsp Honey
Earl Grey tea
5-6 oz Boiling water
In an empty teacup, add honey, a hearty squeeze of the lemon half and the tea bag. Add hot water and stir. Let the tea bag steep for a bit, then discard, add Fireball and enjoy!
This next one is pretty different from the toddy recipes we’re familiar with. But, it’s delicious. The combination of warm chocolate, gooey melted marshmallows and the irresistible Cinnabon cinnamon roll flavor is unforgettable.
Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Toddy
Prepared hot chocolate
Mini marshmallows, chocolate syrup and ground cinnamon for garnish
Whip up a mugful of your favorite hot chocolate (better if it’s made with milk instead of water) and stir in Pinnacle Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll vodka. Top with marshmallows and drizzled chocolate syrup. Finish it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon.