Hot Toddy

As the holidays have thankfully come and gone, I suppose that it no longer “’Tis the season,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a little festive with our beverages.

Outside, the cold winds of winter blow, cracking your skin, breaking your spirit, and filing your desire to leave your apartment from a resounding “Yes, go out into the world and LIVE!” to a meek “Why not stay in and catch up on Netflix?”

Nothing warms you up like a nice cup of tea, right? WRONG. Nothing warms you up like a nice cup of tea, with some alcohol in it.

Enter Hot Toddy.

The Hot Toddy is a beautiful thing. Though its exact origins are unknown, it is believed to hail from Scotland—which makes sense, if you imagine a fleet of men in kilts, chilled to the bone from playing their bagpipes on top of rolling hills, coming in from the cold for a little pick-me-up of hot liquor.

Usually the drink consists of something sweet, something boozy, and something aromatic. (Traditionally cloves, whiskey, lemon juice, and honey…) But really, any combination will do; as long as it’s tasty and served piping hot, it falls well within the realms of Hot Toddy goodness.

So, get cozy, fire up the stove, and get to sipping!

Featured photo by Quinn Dombrowski.