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5 drinks to keep winter at bay

By: Enrique Gili on Jan. 17, 2013, 4:03 p.m.
A hot toddy

Photo: Timothy Krause/flickr

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Hot Toddy

Savored and sipped, at first bracing then sweet, a hot toddy takes on the complexity of the ingredients the closer you get to the bottom.

Prep time: 4 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 cup

Hot Toddy


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag tea, preferably green jasmine
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon, halved

Cooking directions

  1. Add honey to the base of mug or glass. Add rum.
  2. Bring water to boil. Remove from heat. Add teabag and cover for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. While tea steeps, make 2 incisions in lemon about 1/6 inch apart. Insert cloves in rind and cut into a wheel. (You can cut the rest into wedges for an optional garnish.)
  4. Pour tea into glass or mug. Add lemon and cinnamon stick. Stir and sip.