Hot Totty Cocktail
A Hot Toddy, also sometimes referred to as a Hot Totty, is quite the versatile drink. While it is always served hot, its ingredients, as well as its uses, vary. A Hot Toddy is the perfect drink to warm your bones when the weather is chilly.
Various other ingredients can also be added. Brown spices, such as cloves or cinnamon, citrus fruit, and even butter have been known ingredients. Even hot water and warmed lemonade have been used to create a tasty Toddy.
Hot Toddy drinks have a history as being a cure for the flu and the common cold. Many would consume the warm beverage prior to going to bed when the weather was cold and wet in hopes of curing what ailed them or fighting off a new ailment. However, recent studies have shown that alcoholic beverages aren’t recommended to cure an illness, and can actually cause dehydration.
- 1 Cup Brandy
- 1 wedge Lemon
- Heat the brandy until warm
- Pour into a coffee mug and add a lemon wedge.