Some feel better warm drinks

Hot Toddy (or tati)
 2 shots whiskey ( he like southern comfort) hot water, a nice wedge of lemon squeezed into the cup a good teaspoon honey and 4 whole cloves

Colonial Boy
* 5 measures hot black tea (sweetened to taste)
* 1/3 measures Irish whiskey
* 1 dash angostura bitters

Pour the hot tea into the glass and add the whiskey and bitters. Brown Betty
Even beer can serve as a hot toddy. It’s delicious and warmly satisfying.

* 4 12-ounce bottles amber ale
* 12 measures brandy
* 2-1/4 cups water
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1 lemon, sliced
* 4 whole cloves
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, lemon slices, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and water. Stir continuously to dissolve the sugar, and let the mixture come to the boil. Turn the heat down and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the brandy and the ale, then heat, but do not boil. Serve hot in beer mugs, each garnished with a slice of lemon.

Alhambra
Finally, a toddy made with hot chocolate. Maybe if dessert were skipped, this sweet drink would suffice.

* 5 measures hot cocoa or drinking chocolate, made how you like it best
* 1 measure cognac

Pour the hot cocoa or drinking chocolate into the warmed glass and add the cognac.

So take your pick. Fix yourself a hot toddy, and you won’t have to sit so close to the fire.

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