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Cinnamon Apple Hot Tah-Tea

Having a hot drink on a cold night is one of my favorite things...

Especially when I'm feeling a little under the weather. 

Having a drink a little more adult oriented with ick-fighting properties? Even better!

With this recipe, there are almost no exact measurements. Just add everything to taste, alcohol tolerance and number of servings. 

In my opinion, a good medicinal Hot Toddy will always include water, whiskey, cinnamon, honey, and some form of lemon, whether it's the fruit, juice or tea.

I give you, my Hot Toddy Tea recipe, of which I have affectionately named, the Apple Cinnamon Hot Tah-Tea.

For this recipe, I used Bigelow's Lemon Ginger Plus Probiotic Tea. You can get it from Amazon here or find it at your local grocer. 

I loved the extra zing it added to the flavor and I'm always a fan of including probiotics when possible since I'm horrible at remembering to take my supplement daily.

Ingredients:

Water
Whiskey (or bourbon depending on your preference)
2 bags Lemon Ginger Tea Plus Probiotics
Cinnamon Sticks
Ground Cinnamon
Honey
1 Sliced Apple
2 Bags Apple Spice Tea

I really like Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea which you can find here on Amazon or at your local grocer.



If you need an extra ick-kick, feel free to add thyme and bay leaves in an infuser, as well!

I like to use one of my bigger pots to ensure I have enough room to add more ingredients if necessary. 

Typically, I'll do a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio of water to whiskey, but again, it's really all about your preference.

After you've collected all the ingredients, it's as simple as adding them to the pot and bringing to a boil.

Once it's boiling, turn down to a nice simmer to let the flavors combine for about 10 minutes or so. 

I like to taste test as it's simmering to see if I need to add more cinnamon, honey, tea...whiskey ;)

Once you're satisfied with the taste, remove from heat, pour and enjoy! 




Happy Hot Toddying!

Carly


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