Aside from being comforting, the hot toddy is a good drink for fighting winter colds for a few reasons: first, the warmth helps with congestion, dehydration and a sore throat; second, whiskey is a strong decongestant and a good pre-bed relaxant; and third, the lemon helps detoxify the body. All around, the drink is a must-have when feeling under the weather, or anytime it’s just too cold to venture outside.
¾ cup water
1 ½ ounces whiskey
2 tbs agave
2 tbs lemon juice
1 lemon round (slice of lemon)
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1. In a teapot or saucepan, bring the water to a simmer. Pour the hot water into a mug.
2. Add whiskey, agave and lemon juice. Stir until the agave has disappeared into the hot water. Taste, and add 1 teaspoon honey or agave for more sweetness, and/or 1 teaspoon more lemon juice for more zing.
3. Garnish with a lemon round and cinnamon stick (optional). Enjoy!
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