January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day.
Nope, I don't know the historical origins of this holiday. Do you really need to know them, in order to celebrate the sweet union of whiskey and honey?
Didn't think so.
There are many variations on a hot toddy, but here's how I made mine:
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. honey
- lemon juice (to taste)
- strips of lemon peel
- cinnamon sticks
- hot water
Mix the first four ingredients in a glass. Drop in the lemon peel and cinnamon sticks. Top with hot water. Stir. Let it steep for just a bit. Enjoy! (that's an order)