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Bourbon Recipe: Cold-Weather Hot Toddy

By The Bourbon Flight

Fall weather is upon us in the Bluegrass and that means, stoke the fire and make the grandfather of all hot drinks the Hot Toddy.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (1-serving) bag black tea
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite bourbon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon slice


  • Bring water to boil, remove from heat, add tea bag, and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and discard tea bag. Transfer tea to a drinking glass or mug and microwave for 20 seconds to reheat. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Add lemon juice, bourbon, and cinnamon stick. Stir and let sit for 1 minute.
  • Add lemon slice and enjoy your Hot Toddy.

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