Hot Tea Toddy
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Hot Tea Toddy
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.68 / 5
A variation on the classic Hot Toddy, this comforting drink is especially good if you think you are coming down with a cold. A variation on the classic Hot Toddy, this comforting drink is especially good if you think you are coming down with a cold.
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Base ingredient
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Dark rum
Alcohol content
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7.41% | 4.8 units *
Details
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Hot

Irish glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Hot Tea Toddy is a heartwarming hug in a glass, perfect for chilly evenings or when you feel under the weather. The dark rum and cognac blend smoothly with the honey's sweetness while the cloves and lemon zest add a spicy citrus kick, complemented by the robust black tea, creating a soothing yet complex flavor palate.

Method
How to make a Hot Tea Toddy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the tea, cognac, rum, cloves, honey and four thin strips of lemon zest into a saucepan and gently heat - without boiling
After four minutes remove from the heat and let the mixture infuse for another five minutes, before straining into heatproof glasses
Garnish with a slice of lemon or cinnamon stick and serve
~ The recipe makes enough for 2 cups – this drink is best when shared! ~

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the best type of honey to use in a Hot Tea Toddy?

For a Hot Tea Toddy, the best type of honey to use is typically a raw, unprocessed honey for its rich flavor and natural sweetness. Floral varieties like clover or orange blossom can add a subtle fragrance and taste, complementing the dark rum and cognac nicely.

FAQ

Can the Hot Tea Toddy help with a cold or flu?

Yes, the Hot Tea Toddy is often touted as a home remedy for soothing symptoms of a cold or flu. The combination of hot black tea, honey, and lemon can provide comfort, with honey acting as a natural cough suppressant and lemon providing vitamin C. However, it's important to note that while it may offer relief, it's not a cure for the illnesses.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is it possible to make a non-alcoholic version of the Hot Tea Toddy?

Absolutely! To make a non-alcoholic version of the Hot Tea Toddy, simply omit the dark rum and cognac. You could replace them with a non-alcoholic spirit or more tea and lemon to keep the drink hot and flavorful, while still enjoying the soothing and warming benefits.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Hot Tea Toddy compare to other cocktails?

The Hot Tea Toddy, with an alcohol content of 7.41%, has a relatively lower alcohol content compared to many classic cocktails which can range from 10% to over 40% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes it a milder choice, suitable for those looking for a less potent alcoholic beverage.

FAQ

Can I use any type of black tea for the Hot Tea Toddy?

Yes, you can use any type of black tea for the Hot Tea Toddy according to your taste preference. However, traditional, robust varieties like Earl Grey or Assam are often recommended for their strong flavors which can stand up well to the rich tastes of honey, lemon, and the spirits used.

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