Brandy Hot Toddy
No one is quite sure where the name of this hot beverage came from. No one is quite sure where the drink originated, but there is speculation that both the drink and the name may originate in or around Edinburgh, Scotland.
There are many recipes for making the Hot Toddy. All recipes have in common an alcohol component, such as rum, whisky, or brandy, a sweetening component, a hot liquid such as coffee, tea or water, and flavouring from fresh lemon juice.
My grandfather used to tell of having hot toddies when he was feeling under the weather growing up in Scotland. This is the recipe my grandmother would make for me when I was old enough, in her opinion, to use alcohol as a cough or cold remedy.
- 1 oz Brandy can also be Bourbon, Rum, Scotch, or Rye
- 1 tbsp honey Creamed or Liquid
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice Fresh squeezed is best. Real Lemon™ will do.
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 8 oz hot water
Boil water in kettle
Combine other ingredients in a large mug
Add boiling water and stir until the honey and cinnamon are well dissolved
As with any drink, this drink may require some tweaking to satisfy each person's differing tastes.