SPICED HOT TODDY

Who doesn’t love a hot toddy this time of year? It’s the perfect way to end a long day on a winters night, whether you are feeling a bit under the weather or just want to wind down with your favorite cozy cashmere socks and a good book.

Makes 1 drink


Ingredients

·  1 ½ ounces rye whiskey
·  2 teaspoons honey
·  2 to 3 thin slices fresh ginger, peeled
·  1 pod of star anise
·  cinnamon stick
·  2 cloves
·  ½ lemon
·  ¾ cups hot water

Directions

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, honey, ginger, star anise and cloves. Bring to a simmer and stir to combine. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 1 to 2 minutes. Add rye and round slice of lemon, then squeeze the remaining lemon into pot. Strain into heat resistant clear cup, reserving the star anise and clove. Pierce lemon slice with clove, use as garnish with star anise. Enjoy!

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