So when I went to Ireland, I not only fell in love with the country, the scenery and the people, but I also fell in love with a Hot Whiskey or a Hot Toddy as it is also called. And if you haven’t had one yet, you will too.
I’m not a big tea drinker but I’ve recently acquired a taste for certain types: green, chamomile, vanilla, and of course hot whiskeys. Because, you see, the best way to describe a hot whiskey is that it is an adult herbal tea. Therefore, by my precise logic, hot whiskey is a tea and must be good for you. Please don’t tell me I’m wrong on this one…
I Googled a few recipes and one of the sites confirmed that in fact hot whiskeys are better than cough syrup when you have a cold. It’s more natural… Now I cannot confirm if this site is entirely factual and legit, but I’m pretty sure it is 😉
I use hot water for my hot whiskeys but you can just as easily use hot tea. Also, what is great about this recipe, is that you can add all the ingredients to your liking. I prefer more lemon over honey but if you want more honey, just add some more! The drink usually tastes the strongest at first but I like about half way through the drink when all the flavors have really come together- delish!
This drink takes me back to a cozy Irish pub with live Irish music. I think I might turn on some music and make myself a drink now 🙂 Enjoy!
- Irish Whiskey
- half of a lemon
- boiling water (or tea)
- Start boiling water or tea.
- Meanwhile, squeeze honey in bottom of glass. I usually pour until there is a nice even, yet thin, layer of honey at the bottom of the glass.
- Squeeze half of a lemon into glass. Pour one shot of Irish Whiskey in glass (of course, you can add more if you want ;)).
- Fill cup a little over 3/4 full with hot tea or water. Stir with spoon to mix the flavors.
- For garnish, place cloves in a lemon slice and drop in drink. Enjoy!