Hot Toddy

A Famous Michigan Cocktail, The Hot Toddy Is Winter Bliss

With winter now firmly gripping Michigan and the Upper Thumb and having an intense cold snap to boot, it’s time to bring in the reinforcements. A favorite Michigan cocktail, the Toddy.

A Michigan Cocktail For Winter Chills

A hot toddy is typically a mixed drink made of liquor and water with honey, herbs, and spices and served hot. In Michigan, many toddy’s are found housed in an innocent thermos while the kids are sledding or playing ice hockey. They are the ideal cold-weather drink. Here is a recipe that should be experienced, and derivatives are always welcome.

There are many variations to this so feel free to experiment. You may find it interesting that these basic ingredients are also the basis for America’s first cocktails. Adding tea was a common “soft” ingredient in powerful punches of the American colonial era. Enjoy. 

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