Hot Toddy with a Twist: 8 oz whiskey (or bourbon / brandy), 6 T honey, 2 lemons, 4 c apple cider, 4 earl grey tea bags, 4 cinnamon sticks. In a small pan over med-low heat, heat the cider, cinnamon, honey, and whisky until hot, stirring to dissolve the honey. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags, and steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bags and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Pour into four glass mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and some lemon slices cut into half moons.
Scandinavia has glogg, Germany and Austria, gluhwein, and in Scotland (and the US), hot toddies are a favorite. As residents of these regions know, there's nothing quite like a hot cocktail to bring cheer during this season of long, cold nights. We've curated an assortment of cozy beverages; keep reading to find your new favorite.