Each year on January 11th, we celebrate National Hot Toddy Day! A hot toddy is an alcoholic beverage typically including some variation of dark rum, bourbon, or brandy, fresh lemon or orange juice, ginger ale, cinnamon, cloves, honey, black tea, and hot water. Historical evidence of the “hot toddy” as a wintertime libation dates back to 18th century Scotland, Ireland, and England, although details are a wee bit dodgy! However, the word toddy is Indian in origin and refers to a fermented beverage made from the sap of the Toddy palm. Despite the toddy’s murky origin, we do know for sure that these beverages are perfect for spreading good cheer and avoiding a damp winter chill. Check out these four delicious hot toddy recipes and save today on the featured honey varieties. Cheers!
1 oz brandy of choice
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Savannah Bee Orange Blossom Honey
1 cup boiling water
Mix together Brandy, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and one tablespoon of honey. Add 1 cup of boiling water. Stir well and garnish with fresh lemon rounds.
A Dark Rum Tea Hot Toddy
1 oz dark rum of choice
1 tablespoon Savannah Bee Tupelo Honey
1 cup boiling water
1 green tea bag
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mix together rum, honey, lemon juice, and water. Add green tea bag and let steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bag and garnish with lemon or orange wheel. Stir with cinnamon stick.
1 oz bourbon whiskey of choice
1 tablespoon Savannah Bee Honey for Tea
1 teabag premium black tea
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 whole cloves
Mix together bourbon honey and lemon juice. Add boiling water. Add black tea and let steep for 4-5 minutes. Remove tea bag and stir with cinnamon stick. Float whole cloves and serve.
Mom’s Cough Syrup For Grownups
This recipe is an old fashion night-time cough remedy. If you are feeling under the weather and suffering from a nagging cough that is keeping you awake at night, please try this great elixir and sleep aid.
10 oz. very hot filtered water
2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
2 Tablespoons of raw Savannah Bee Wildflower Honey
2 teaspoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
Stir all of these ingredients together in your favorite coffee mug and enjoy in bed while reading a great book. Your cough will instantly be soothed and sleep will soon follow.
Submitted By: Brantley Crowder