For Sunday evening, I want to fill your home with the scent of Christmas, and your glass with a tasty relaxing adult treat.
Click to see my Hot Toddies and Christmas Scent step by step instructions. Delight your nose and taste buds!
1.) Assemble ingredients: tea bag (I used Celestial Seasoning’s Lemon Zinger, but you can choose your favorite), star anise, cinnamon stick, whiskey, honey, lemon, cup to drink it from, tea kettle or pot to brew tea
2.) Brew your tea; stick some star anise and a cinnamon stick in the tea while it’s brewing
3.) Swirl honey around the base of your cup
4.) Cut your lemon in to quarters, squeeze 1/4 in to your cup with your honey
5.) Add 1 ounce of whiskey to your lemon and honey
6.) Pour your hot brewed tea over the lemon-whiskey-honey
7.) If you feel like making it pretty, arrange a star anise, cinnamon stick, and lemon wedge in a pretty glass.
This pot-o-scent smells amazing; you can adjust the ratio of ingredients to suit your personal taste. This pot can be used multiple times until you get sick of it; ours has lasted a week already! All you have to do is add a little more water and heat it over low for as long as you like.
Ingredients: lemon slice, orange slice (I had mandarins so I used some mandarin peel and a few wedges), 2 tablespoons of whole cloves, a handful of cranberries (I was low on these), a few bay leaves, and a few cinnamon sticks. You could also throw some star anise, allspice, and nutmeg in there if you desire.