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Honey Bourbon Hot Toddy

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A honey bourbon hot toddy will warm you up on a cold day. It's also comforting when you're under the weather.

A honey bourbon hot toddy is more than just a warm drink to take the chill off. There’s a reason it’s made the way it is. If you’ve ever been sick and Mom told you tea with lemon and/ or honey you know it’s because it’s soothing and has vitamin C. Turns out a hot toddy is a grown up version. I say grown up because there is alcohol involved.

A honey bourbon hot toddy will warm you up on a cold day. It's also comforting when you're under the weather.

Turns out bourbon is a decongestant. Everything I found researching a hot toddy said use whiskey. If you’re wondering the difference I explain it in my maple bourbon sour post. This drink looks like it’s made with tea but it’s not. Just four ingredients make up this beverage.

A honey bourbon hot toddy will warm you up on a cold day. It's also comforting when you're under the weather.

As I’ve said in many of my other adult beverage recipes use the best ingredients you can afford but use what you like. I like bourbon over whiskey but if you prefer whiskey, feel free to substitute it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this six week warm up drink series. Don’t forget to check out the other drinks this week.

 

A honey bourbon hot toddy will warm you up on a cold day. It's also comforting when you're under the weather.

Honey Bourbon Hot Toddy

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Warm up with a honey bourbon hot toddy.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 16 ounces water
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 2 strips lemon peel

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan bring water to a boil.
  2. In a 4 cup measuring cup add honey. Once water is boiling add water to honey and stir to dissolve. Once honey is dissolved, add bourbon and stir.
  3. Divide between two 8 ounce mugs and garnish with a lemon peel stripe.

Notes

It's OK to substitute whiskey for the bourbon.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information automatically calculated. Recipe author has not checked the calculations.

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A honey bourbon hot toddy will warm you up on a cold day. It's also comforting when you're under the weather. Drink responsibly.

Liz @ Books n' Cooks

Friday 8th of February 2019

I've had the winter sniffles lately - between that and the cold weather we're expecting, I very well may make this hot toddy this weekend!

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