No drink is more seasonally appropriate in chilly temps than a good old Hot Toddy. Traditionally drunk before going to bed and sometimes touted as a remedy for the common cold, the Bourbon and tea-based beverage not only heats up your body, but it's extremely easy to make. Get the recipe here.

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Claire Stern
Feb 27, 2015 @ 4:15 pm

As we endure a seemingly endless winter, we can always count on alcohol as a no-fail option to keep us warm. And no drink is more seasonally appropriate in near-freezing temps than a good old Hot Toddy. Traditionally drunk before going to bed and sometimes touted as a remedy for the common cold, the Bourbon and tea-based beverage not only heats up your body, but it's extremely easy to make (a majority of the ingredients are likely already in your pantry).

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While recipes vary, our friends over at Experimental Cocktail Club on N.Y.C.'s Lower East Side make an especially unique version that's spiced up like a mulled wine with cinnamon, nutmeg, and tonka bean. "The warmth of the tea, the soothing whiskey, and the surprising spices make the Hot Toddy a seasonal staple," says general manager and head bartender Damien Aries. Check out the how-to below straight from the source, complete with a blazing GIF.

Experimental Cocktail Club's Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

2 oz bourbon

2 oz black tea

½ oz rosemary infused honey (or regular honey)

¾ oz lemon juice 3 dashes vanilla bitters (optional)

1 pinch grated nutmeg

1 pinch cinnamon

1 pinch tonka bean

1 cinnamon stick

1 orange slice

Directions:

In a pot over medium heat, add all of your ingredients and warm until hot, just before it boils. Remove from heat and carefully pour into a glass. Add the spices on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.

Note: Experimental Cocktail Club boils their water using a flame gun instead of a traditional stovetop.

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