Today is a day to celebrate something we drink.
What is a hot toddy?
- A hot toddy, also hot totty, and hot tottie, is typically a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot.
There are many variations on the original hot toddy recipe. Some versions call for tea, coffee, cocoa, apple cider, spices, or even butter.
A hot toddy is a delicious drink made with honey, lemon, hot water, and the liquor of your choice; usually whiskey, brandy, or rum.
- Vitamin C for health.
- Honey to soothe.
- The alcohol to numb.
- Hot toddy recipes vary and are traditionally drunk before going to bed. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day. They were once believed to relieve the symptoms of the cold and flu.
However, the American Lung Association recommends avoiding treating the common cold with alcoholic beverages as they cause dehydration.
To celebrate National Hot Toddy Day, brew up your favorite type of hot toddy and enjoy!
January 11 is also National Milk Day.