Here’s a recipe for a drink that will warm up the coldest days and make your holiday cheery and bright! I love the cocktail itself, but I also love the name; it rolls right off the tongue. I always imagine myself drinking hot toddies by a warm fire after spending the day skiing on a beautiful mountain and instead of horrible- ski- hat-head, my hair looks amazing as a laugh hysterically at my handsome-husband seated next to me, also drinking a hot toddy. How do you imagine drinking your hot toddy?
I bet the cast of White Christmas drank hot toddies (who else loves that movie?):
Ok, back to the drink. The hot toddy is made up mostly of whiskey (it can also be made with bourbon), but when you combine that with hot water, lemon, sugar and nutmeg, well it’s delicious! You can even add some star anise to make it look pretty or cinnamon sticks, depending on what you prefer.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
- ½ cup Demerara sugar
- 1 quart water
- 2½ cups Scotch whiskey
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- Combine the lemon, sugar, and water in a small, 2 to 3-quart slow cooker set to high.
- Cover and heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves completely, 20 to 30 minutes.
- Add the Scotch whiskey and stir to combine.
- Reduce the heat to low and serve warm with lemon slices and freshly grated nutmeg.