Hot Toddies are one of my favorite cocktails to enjoy through fall and winter. The cinnamon, cloves, and bitters really bring out the flavors in the rum and make this a soothing, aromatic drink that’s perfect for sipping on those chilly days. It’s also an amazing remedy for colds and sore throats making those sick days a lot more enjoyable! Whether you’re actually sick or just faking (I’ll never tell!), you’ll love the spin on this classic!
(makes 1 drink)
1 cup of water
1 cinnamon stick
5-6 whole cloves
2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 black tea bags (use chai spice tea for a really bold flavor)
1 Tbs honey
2oz Sailor Jerry Rum
1 lemon wedge
Combine water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and bitters in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow mixture to steep for 3-5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and stir in honey until dissolved. Strain into a mug, add cinnamon stick, and discard cloves. Add the rum, squeeze lemon juice in, and serve!