This delicious Chamomile Honey Hot Toddy is made with whiskey or bourbon, lemon zest, and garnished with smoked sage. This cozy nightcap is the perfect cocktail to have after a cold and exhausting day.
Begin this cocktail by steeping your favorite chamomile tea. When making this recipe, I feel that it is important to start with a high quality chamomile tea as your base. I personally like to use a loose flower tea to get the most robust flavor.
What is a Hot Toddy?
A Hot Toddy is a warm whiskey or bourbon drink that derived in Ireland, however it is enjoyed all over the world. It is typically paired with tea, but I’ve also seen it made with hot chocolate. People enjoy sipping on it when they want to get warm and many believe that the tea version can also help you feel better when you are under the weather.
What are benefits of chamomile tea?
There are so many great benefits to using chamomile tea. Below are some of the ways that it can help your body.
- It assists in relaxation and helping you to get a good nights sleep
- It helps with cold symptoms
- Helps reduce inflammation
- It can aid in digestion
- It helps with calming your anxiety
What is the best alcohol to use in a Hot Toddy?
Traditionally to make a Hot Toddy one would use Whiskey or Bourbon. However, you can also use Rum or Brandy. Whatever you choose to experiment with, just make sure that it is a brown liquor of some sort.Print
2oz Whiskey or Bourbon
2–3tbs Raw Honey
1 Long lemon zest
1c Hot Chamomile Tea
5–8 Fresh Sage Leaves
In a short cocktail glass, add whiskey and honey and mix well.
Add zest of lemon and 3 activated sage leaves to the glass.
Add ice if desired.
Pour chamomile tea into the glass and give it good stir.
Using a lighter, carefully burn the tips of the remaining sage and add as a garnish to the glass.