Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hot Tea Toddy - Simple Saturday

Baby, it's cold outside + It's hot tea toddy time = Baby, it's warm inside.
Hot Tea Toddy

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*


Sippity Sup said...

OH! GOODY! It's blood orange season. Of course it's always Toddy season... GREG

Medifast Coupon said...

Great recipe on an old favourite! A hot toddy is a wonderful way to warm up!

Nancy said...

This would making getting sick worth it!!! I remember my dad making one of these for me when I was sick but I think the weather we've been having definitely calls for one of these even if you aren't sick!!

Anonymous said...

yum! i love hot beverages. cant wait to make this!