This hot toddy tea recipe for a cold is the perfect for fighting the winter blues. Fight cold and flu symptoms with this delicious hot toddy recipe. Contains chamomile tea and Scotch Whiskey.
Is it “Hot Toddy” or “Hot Tottie” or “Hot Totty”??
I have always heard it as “Hot Toddy”. That sounds much better.
This hot Tottie recipe is my way of showing support to my friends up north. They are about to go through the WORST snowstorm ever experienced.
The ingredient is the trusted Scotch Whiskey. Nothing warms the soul quite like strong whiskey drinks.
I have noticed that whiskey recipes are always in demand when the temperatures dip below freezing. Every good hot toddy recipe worth its weight in water will have some whiskey in it.
To round out this hot toddy, I brewed some Chamomile tea. Then I added star anise, cloves, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
Answering Common Questions
Yes, you can make it without alcohol, but it won’t have the same kick. To get a little kick, make this hot honey recipe and add it to the tottie. It will give it a little spice and also help clear up those sinus passages.
Use black tea like Earl Grey and Darjeeling tea. Or a simple Lipton lemon tea works great too.
If you can, drink it quickly, while it’s still hot. This way, it will be more effective.
I noticed that this recipe doesn’t just keep the shivers away. The next time you Google, “How do you fight the flu naturally?”, don’t be surprised if this recipe comes up in the search. You may have to go to page 1000 to see it.
This hot toddy also helps soothe your throat and clear up chest congestion.
After drinking this hot toddy, I guarantee you that you have a restful nap and/or sleep. Even the most insomniacs like me can get a restful sleep after drinking this hot toddy.
So, bottoms up!
Hot Toddy Recipe
- In a microwave safe mug, add distilled water. Fill about 3/4 of the way
- Microwave for 1min and 30 seconds. Alternatively, you can boil the water in a kettle.
- In a mug, add the water and steep the tea bags
- Add the remaining ingredients to the same mug and stir well
- Let it steep for 5 minutes
- Discard the tea bags
- Strain the hot toddy and serve immediately