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Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

You know that feeling when your throat is hurting, you are starting to get sniffly and you just feel off? You aren’t quite sick yet, but you know it’s coming? The worst. But, my tried and true method of mixing up a hot toddy and taking a hot bath ALWAYS seems to do the trick, and you really can’t go wrong with this Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy. You’ll be feeling right as rain before you know it.

Truth is though, you don’t have to be fighting a cold to give a hot toddy a try. It’s also just a stellar cold weather drink. So a bit of a history lesson on the Hot Toddy – bear with me. Traditionally, hot toddy’s are consumed in cold or wet weather to help you fight off a bit of a cold, but evolved to more of a ‘preventative measure’. Sounds like my type of preventative measure! The Hot Toddy originated in Scotland, getting its name actually from Tod’s Well in Edinburgh where they would source the water.

Today, there is no one way to make a Hot Toddy, you’ll find as many recipes as bartenders. However, there are a few typical components: Whiskey, Hot Water, Honey, and Lemon. Tea and spices are typically added for flavor. As I’ve read it, it’s

  • Vitamin C for health
  • Honey to sooth
  • Whiskey to numb

For this recipe, I’ve kept it fairly traditional. My version of the drink has diced apples, Earl Gray Tea, Whiskey, ground cinnamon, lemon juice and a cinnamon stick.

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Apple Cinnamon Hot toddy the most enjoyable cold remedy
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Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy
Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy Cold Remedy
Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy Cold Remedy
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, chopped apples, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, and honey.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the apples have softened.
  3. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 2-3 minutes. Remove the tea bag.
  4. Divide the whiskey between two mugs (2 ounces per mug).
  5. Divide the apple/tea mixture between the two mugs.
  6. Juice a half a lemon into each mug.
  7. Stir and enjoy!
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