Such a traditional hot concoction dates back to mid 18th-century Britain. Given the usual British winter, cold and humid, the hot toddy was born to be consumed with the addition of milk before going to bed as the best recipe against a flu or a cold. Spices like cinnamon and cloves have been introduced in more recent years and the same can be said for the substitution of the whiskey with bourbon or brandy. January 11 is celebrated as National Hot Toddy Day so find a warm drink to battle your ailments with (or just for a delicious libation).
Makes 1 serving (source: www.allrecipes.com)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 fluid ounces boiling water
- 1.5 fluid ounces whiskey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 slice lemon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
Pour the honey, boiling water and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for five minutes to let flavors mix. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.
915 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, Meat Market is a steakhouse with a sexy touch. Traditional meat and seafood dishes are served in a soft atmosphere that offers seating inside and loungers outside to enjoy dinner. The sleek Crudo Bar proposes a menu of appetizers and handmade cocktails, including a hot toddy starting with the fall season.
5501 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Since 1979, Churchill’s has been the British staple when it comes to pubs in South Florida. Along with a stage, billiards and games plus a great lineup of drinks, the menu features the closest you will find to across the pond. Adapting the dishes and drinks to the seasons, when it comes to winter, hot toddies are made available. Although the majority of the patrons go for live music and a beer, on those cooler Miami evenings, order one and feel like you’re sitting in Liverpool.
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1111 S.W. 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
The convenience of being within walking distance of the Brickell Metro Station makes The Hoxton the place to crash and chill after a day at work, or as the bar describes it, “the watering hole appropriate no matter what the occasion.” If combined with one of those cold days in Miami where you actually need to wear a scarf, don’t forget to order a hot toddy with the usual fish ‘n chips to stave off any possibility of a cold.
Francesca Belluomini is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.