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Hot Toddy Time

There aren’t very many rules with toddies; you can use brandy, rum, whiskey, or skip the alcohol and use tea and spices. Spin the toddy slots game and see what you get.
Course: Drinks
Keyword: alcohol, beverage, drink, hot toddy
Author: Sara Calvosa Olson

Ingredients

HOT TODDY

  • 2 ounces bourbon, brandy, rum, whiskey, cognac, and/or your favorite herbal tea
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or spruce tip mugolio or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Optional garnishes: cinnamon stick, star anise, clove, orange peel, cardamom pods

CANELAZO TODDY

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cone piloncillo 6 ounces
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup aguardiente, rum, or tequila

Instructions

PREPARING THE HOT TODDY

  • Add honey, lemon, vanilla and your chosen cold curing booze or tea into a mug or glass, pour boiling water over it, and stir. Garnish by stirring with a cinnamon stick or by floating your favorite spices on top.

PREPARING THE CANELAZO TODDY

  • Canelazo is an Andean drink, reminiscent of my honeymoon spent touring the volcanoes of Ecuador. I love the deep flavor of the piloncillo cones and the lime and cinnamon; it will warm you right up.
  • Gently simmer all the ingredients on medium-low until sugar is dissolved, pour into a mug or glass, garnish with a half slice of lime, and enjoy.