Hot-Tea-Toddy1Cold Comfort
Recipes From Hot Toddies

What could be better on the coldest days of the year than a warm,soothing glass of something delicious? You’ll find recipes for more than 25 beverages to send the cold packing in Hot Toddies: Warming Winter Drinks for Chilly Days. There are soothing mulls and punches,luscious nogs and creamy drinks, coffee concoctions,non alcoholic warmers, and, of course, toddies and cocktails. If you’re under the weather, the Hot Tea Toddy is good for what ails you, and if you’re still feeling the effects of your New Year’s revelry, a Mulled Bloody Mary is the perfect hair of the dog.

Hot Tea Toddy

A variation of the classic Hot Toddy (see book for the recipe), this comforting drink is especially good if you think you are coming down with a cold. Use decaffeinated tea for a relaxing bedtime drink.

Serves 2

2 cups freshly brewed hot teaHot-Tea-Toddy
4 tablespoons cognac
4 tablespoons dark rum
4 thin strips of lemon zest
12 cloves
2-3 teaspoons clear honey, to taste
2 lemon slices, to serve
2 cinnamon sticks, to serve (optional)

Put the tea, cognac, rum, lemon zest, cloves, and honey in a saucepan and gently heat for 5 minutes without boiling.
Remove the pan from the heat, let the mixture infuse for 5 minutes. Strain into 2 cups or heatproof glasses and serve immediately with a slice of lemon in each one and a cinnamon stick, if liked.

TD&N Nutrient Analysis: Calories: 150; Total Fat: 0 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 1 mg; Carbohydrates: 6 g; Fiber: 0 g; Protein: 0 g