Perhaps I am addicted to twittering. The jury is still out on that topic. The problem is that I have met so many nice tea people that I keep returning to chat with them. Add to the fact that I love to learn and my twitter tea peeps (love the twitter slang) always post tidbits of information that I would have never found without them, heightens the experience.
I’m sure you are wondering, “what does twitter have to do with hot toddys?” Well, I’ll tell you. A few days ago, we began discussing the therapeutic power of the fabled hot toddy. One of my twitter tea peeps wasn’t feeling well and someone recommended a hot toddy. That discussion moved into how to make an “authentic” hot toddy – to add tea or not to add tea was one of the questions. Which led to someone sending me a recipe.
The infamous recipe:
- 3/4 cup of tea
- 2 shots of bourbon
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 slice of lemon
Instructions: Steep tea then add honey and stir. Combine bourbon and lemon slice, stir and enjoy.
Last night, I prepared a hot toddy for my husband using the recipe above using Zhi’s Ginger Peach Oolong, Gentleman’s Jack and 1/4 tsp lemon. In addition, I prepared a hot toddy for myself using a modified version of the recipe above. For lightweight drinkers like myself here is a modified hot toddy recipe:
- 3/4 cup tea
- 1 shot of bourbon
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp lemon
Again, I used Zhi’s Ginger Peach Oolong and Gentleman’s Jack. The end result… both the hubby and I were out like a light never to wake until this morning. Oh yeah… my husband is expecting another hot toddy tonight. I’ll just have a cup of tea.