Cocktail of the Month: Blood Orange Hot Toddy

Do you know how cold it was when I left for work this morning? ONE degree. I mean, what’s the point? Might as well be zero degrees. Might as well not have degrees at all, because it’s not like my “safe to 20 degrees below” wiper fluid followed the rules. Nope, that huge sheet of ice on my windshield only grew after each hopeful spray. I hadn’t had coffee, I couldn’t see out my window, and I was cold. While the temperature reached 33 at one point today, the chill in my toes never left, so I knew I needed a warm drink when I got home. My absolute favorite warm cocktail is a hot toddy, but I was out of lemons, so I made up a twist on the classic and ended up loving it even more!

Blood Orange Hot Toddy from @kristelpoole on http://stirringthingsupblog.com

The blood orange hot toddy is perfect for a cold winter’s night, and certainly perfect for flu season! I mentioned the other day I had the flu last week (ugh!) and it was awful. A few of these may have helped. If you’re sick, drink this. It can’t hurt.

Blood Orange Hot Toddy from @kristelpoole on http://stirringthingsupblog.com

Blood Orange Hot Toddy from @kristelpoole on http://stirringthingsupblog.com

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces hot water
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces blood orange juice
  • 1 clove
  • 1 blood orange slice

Directions:

  1. Add hot, almost boiling water to a bag of black tea in a cup or mug. Allow tea to steep for 2 minutes, then remove tea bag and discard.
  2. Add honey, bourbon, and blood orange juice to cup and stir. Garnish with clove and orange slice and stir. Enjoy!
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