It's said that back in 18th century Scotland, a Hot Toddy was served to a lady to make Scotch more palatable. Your grandmother may have told you to sip one when you have a cold, but there's a better way to enjoy this soothing drink . . . when you're not sick. After a long day on the slopes, your muscles are fatigued and your nose slightly chilled, so loosen up those ski boots and tuck into a hot toddy for your aprés ski indulgence. Some recipes call for whiskey, while others call for scotch or rum, but it all boils down to your personal preference.
If you're new to making a Hot Toddy, here's a basic recipe to get you started:
- 1 oz (2 tablespoons) bourbon, rum, whiskey or Scotch (whatever you have on hand, or prefer)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup boiling-hot water