It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Hot Toddy

November 15, 2013

Does any drink evoke images of coming in from the cold, stoking the fireplace and kicking back in cozy slippers better than a Hot Toddy? Warm and inviting, it’s deliciously old school and a complete snap to make. Reallyyou’ll go from front door to fireside in no time flat, a perfect antidote for these first blustery days of the season.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

2 ounces brandy
6 ounces hot water
1 teaspoon sugar

HOW TO MAKE IT

Combine the three ingredients in a mug and stir. See how easy? If you’re interested in tweaking the classic configuration, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails suggests swapping the sugar for any sweetener (agave, honey or fruit syrup? Sure!) or the hot water for your favorite, freshly brewed tea. All that’s left to do is savor each sip and warm up from the inside out.

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