Hot Toddies are always a go-to when temperatures drop or you find yourself with a terrible cold that only spices, citrus, and a wee bit of bourbon can cure. With the weather feeling quite arctic here in the Midwest, I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to make one and Maker’s Mark must have read my mind when they asked me to participate in this year’s #MakeItTealicious Hot Tea-Toddy challenge!
While a traditional Hot Toddy is made with hot water, I love using tea instead to add some new flavors. I chose Harney and Son’s White Christmas Tea not just because the name couldn’t be more perfect, but because of the phenomenal flavor it added. Notes of almond, cardamom, and warm vanilla blend beautifully with the spices, whiskey, and light hint of of citrus, making for a Hot Toddy unlike any other.
This recipe was created using samples provided by Makers Mark. I did not receive payment for this post and all opinions are my own.
1 tsp honey
5 whole cloves
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 Harney & Son’s White Christmas Tea bag
1/2 cup boiling water
1oz Maker’s Mark
1 orange slice
1 cinnamon stick
Add honey, cloves, and vanilla extract to a heat-proof cup or mug. Add tea bag and pour hot water over it, leaving a half inch of room at the top to add the whiskey.
Pour in the Maker’s Mark, squeeze an orange slice in and drop the whole slice in, and stir with a cinnamon stick until the honey is melted.
P.S. Voting will begin next Thursday the 22nd on the winning Hot Toddy Cocktail. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram for details on how to vote!