Drink is tradition of winter

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This simple, warm cocktail is a winter tradition. To make honey syrup, warm 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1/4 cup honey until completely dissolved. This makes enough syrup for four cocktails.

Warm Toddy

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

1/2 ounce dark rum

1/2 ounce rye or bourbon whiskey

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 ounce honey syrup

3 to 4 ounces hot tea or hot water

Lemon peel, for garnish

In a large goblet, mix together the rum, whiskey, lemon juice and honey syrup. Stir in the hot tea or water. Garnish with the lemon peel.

Recipe from Dale DeGroff's The Essential Cocktail, Clarkson Potter, 2008

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