Throat infection, squeaky voice - dilemmma! Or do you just want to get your toddy on? Well then, look no further! My friend Emma made this lovely brew when I was ill.
Back in Norway, hot toddy is non-alcoholic, and normally just hot black currant juice, but here in Scotland... When I asked for a toddy, I was given something just a liiiiittle bit stronger.... Emma, from Ireland no less! told me that in Ireland they add cloves, and on this here occasion, she also added a little bit of cinnamon, delicious!
Scerf's Irish Toddy
500 ml boiling water
1/2 lemon, juice
10 cloves, whole
6 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon
Whisky to serve
Slices of lemon to serve
- Simply start by boiling the water. Pour into a tea pot, and if you have one of the ones with a metal filter, you can put the cloves in there to let the water infuse for 5-10 minutes before removing it, or use a sieve - both works!
- Add the lemon, honey, and cinnamon and leave until it is hot enough to handle.
- Pour a measure of whiskey into a small whiskey glass or a tea cup and then pour over the toddy, this way you don't have to risk the full mixure with whiskey going cold, and you can choose what measures you'd like - which is certainly not a bad thing if you ask me!
What's your favourite hot toddy recipe?
Recipe by my friend Emma aka Scerf