When the golden honey, orange, tea and spicy brandy make a bobsled ride of sweet heat down your winter challenged throat and chest, and those toasted vapors hit your stuffy passages - you just may AHHH out loud.Let me just say that this simple hot tea toddy will be 100 times better made with fresh brewed "real" tea, brewed for no more than 4 minutes with just below boiling water. However, you can also use a good quality tea bag.
If you've never had a "hot toddy", or you thought it was just something your grandmother's grandmother said when she really meant "moonshine". You need to take 5 minutes and try one of these. There's a reason they've been around for hundreds of years - they're good and they work "fer whut ails ya".
Some hot toddies include butter and frothy egg whites or cream. Those are really fun, too. But, this one is just a simple "make me smile and breathe happy" quickie.HOT TEA TODDY
For each glass:
1) Drizzle a tsp. of honey around the inside of the glass
2) Squeeze a little citrus (I used a Raspberry Blood Orange)
3) Pour in a shot (or two) of any good spicy brandy (you can also use rum or whiskey)
4) Fill the remainder of the glass with fresh brewed hot tea (I used a Mango and Passionfruit Rooibos)
*optionally - stir with a cinnamon stick and leave in glass for infusing while sipping*