My last post was a healthy green smoothie, a good remedy for the cold and flu season. Now here’s an adult cold remedy. A spiced Bourbon hot toddy is a perfectly acceptable indulgence (at least in my book) for fighting the common cold. 🙂
There are many different versions of this classic hot cocktail, but I prefer mine with a base of Bourbon whiskey (my go-to Bourbon is Bulleit, a nice, versatile, and high-quality Bourbon I typically stock up on for cocktails). Next up is a spice mixture of cloves and warming cinnamon, finished by some antioxidant-rich green tea and a squeeze of lemon. Who says cocktails can’t be healthy! Enjoy warm at night and enjoy the soothing qualities of this delicious drink.
Spiced Bourbon Hot Toddy with Green Tea
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 4 whole cloves
- 2 whole cinnamon sticks
- 2 green tea bags
- 2-3 ounces bourbon, depending on desired strength
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 lemon rinds (optional)
In a pot, add the cloves and cinnamon sticks. Then bring water to a slow simmer on medium heat, steeping spices for about 10 minutes.
Turn the heat off and add the teabags and steep for 3-4 minutes. While steeping, divided into 2 serving glasses, add bourbon, lemon juice and honey.
Pour the tea mixture equally into each glass. Stir and garnish with cinnamon sticks and lemon rinds (optional).
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: serves 2
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