Saturday, February 5, 2011

COCKTAILS AT SIX: A WARMING HOT TODDY

I love the rays of sunshine peeking out a little more each day, but...

In reality it is still bitter cold outside and it can be so hard to warm up in the evenings. Worse yet, I can just feel that ‘I’m coming down with something’ fatigue about to rear it’s ugly head. What to do? I recommend building up that fire, drawing a hot bubble bath - and of course mix up a teakettle of hot toddies. You’ll feel toasty again in no time.

Hot Toddy

1 oz brandy
1 tsp honey
1/4 lemon
1 tea bag
1 cup hot water

Coat the bottom of a mug with honey. Add the brandy and the fresh juice of 1/4 lemon. Heat water and steep the tea bag to your liking. Pour the tea into the glass and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick + lemon slice. Serves 1.

* images via  easy cocktail drinks + photographer sarah maingot