This vegan-friendly Hot Toddy with Tea is a hot cocktail that’s the perfect “get well” drink for for cold winter days.
This post is sponsored by Drizly.
Has the winter weather taken its toll on you this year? Have you made it through cold and flu season unscathed? We haven’t. In fact, this winter has been a little bit rough. Between the two of us, the husband and I have managed to catch what seems like every cold virus coming and going.
We’re on the mend now (again), but I know some of you are still trying to get better. When you aren’t buying tissues, making soup, and watching movies– there’s something else you should do. You should make this Mint Tea Hot Toddy.
This Hot Toddy with Tea is a ‘get well’ standard in my home, and that means it’s made with ingredients I have on hand.
First, you need mint tea. (Did that surprise anyone? No? Alright then.) Use whatever mint tea you prefer– loose leaf or bagged. Either works. You’ll also need a lemon and some honey (or agave syrup, if you’re vegan), because lemon and honey feel AMAZING on a sore throat.
There’s one more thing you should add to this hot toddy– the not-so-secret ingredient. It’s bourbon (or use whiskey, if you prefer). The bourbon’s going to help you sleep off your cold– Oh– and it tastes fantabulous too!
If you’re reading this thinking, “I’m out of bourbon, and I don’t feel like driving to the store!”– Don’t despair! My favorite cocktail movers and shakers over at Drizly* have got you covered. They provided the bourbon for my hot toddy, and they’ll do the same for yours. Drizly is a liquor store on the go– they’ll bring the bourbon to you, and you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas. Oh– and it’ll get there within an hour. It’s like magic.
Making a Mint Tea Hot Toddy
To make a Mint Tea Hot Toddy, simply brew your mint tea, and add a little bourbon, the honey, and a squeeze of lemon. That’s it. You don’t want anything too complicated right now anyway, right? Adjust the amounts to taste, sip your hot toddy slowly, and feel better.
*Also Note: Drizly is still growing and has a limited delivery area. Check out their site for more details.
Still Sick? Try this “Get Well” Soup.
Hot Toddy with Tea
Sick Day Hot Toddy
- 1 mint tea bag (or 1 1/2 tsp loose leaf mint tea)
- 1 oz bourbon (or sub whiskey)
- 2 tsp honey (or sub agave syrup), to taste
- 1 lemon, sliced
Brew tea in hot water for 2-3 minutes.
Add bourbon to tea. Add honey (or agave) to taste.
Squeeze a lemon slice into drink, and then serve with the lemon slice still inside. Serve hot.