Hot Toddy

For those of you whose lips have never graced the mug of a hot toddy, it’s basically just an adult version of tea and honey. But don’t be fooled, you don’t have to be coming down with a cold to enjoy a piping hot cup of heaven.

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A traditional hot toddy is made with whiskey, hot water and honey, but I like to spice it up by switching out the water for chamomile tea and adding in a few spices and lemon. This drink is the perfect way to kickstart your holiday season; you can make one cup for yourself or a huge batch for that dreaded holiday potluck you can’t seem to get out of.

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Hot Toddy

  • 1 tea bag (black or chamomile)
  • hot water
  • lemon slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 shot whiskey

Start by steeping the tea bag in a mug with hot water for a few minutes.

Squeeze in the lemon slice, add the whole cloves and stir in the honey using the cinnamon stick.

Add your shot of whiskey and enjoy!img_8498

For a Large Batch

  • 6 tea bags
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 lemon, juiced and pealed
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 8 ounces whiskey

In a small pot, steep the tea bags in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags.

In the bowl of a slow cooker, add in the whiskey, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, lemon juice and peels. Mix to combine. Turn the slow cooker onto high and heat until hot.

Add the tea to the slow cooker and turn down to warm.

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The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

  • A dozen eggs
  • Water
  • White vinegar

Place the eggs in a single layer in a medium sauce pan. Completely cover with cold water and add a splash of vinegar.

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