A hot toddy is the perfect antidote to a long winter or head cold. It will warm you up from the inside out. Organic cassia cinnamon and lemon peel are steeped in hot water providing an intensely aromatic beverage to enjoy on a cold night.
Hot Toddy with Organic Cassia Cinnamon
Honey and lemon juice accentuate the cinnamon flavor, but if you choose to add whiskey you will taste a hint of spiciness as well. This medicinal drink is best enjoyed steaming hot during mid-winter to lift your spirits and warm your heart.
1 cup water
¼ cup honey
¼ cup lemon juice
2-inch slice lemon peel/rind
1-2 organic cassia cinnamon stick(s)
½ ounce bourbon or whiskey, optional
Mix together honey, lemon juice and bourbon, if using, in a bowl.
Bring water, lemon peel and cinnamon stick to a boil.
Pour hot water mixture into the bowl containing the remainder of the ingredients. Stir well.
Serve hot, in a mug or teacup, with a slice of lemon garnish and an extra cinnamon stick for stirring, if desired.
The ingredients used in this hot tea like beverage all have medicinal properties to soothe the soul. Add an extra cinnamon stick as garnish to have something fun to stir your drink. The optional whisky is nicely smoothed and emphasized by the addition of honey and lemon.
Calories 406, Carbs 83.4 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Fat 5.5 grams, Fiber 0.6 grams, Protein 2.8 grams, Saturated Fat 1.5 grams, Sodium 156 milligrams, Sugar 74 grams