We are fresh out of lemons, so I made a hot toddy this afternoon using my standard recipe but substituting lime for the lemon.
Honey Lime Toddy
- 1 oz. honey
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. bourbon
- 6 oz. boiling water
Build in a mug. Stir the honey, lemon, and whiskey and a splash of hot water together until the honey is completely dissolved, then add the remaining water and stir again.
The girls made a pumpkin bundt cake the other day, which called for an orange syrup. I had some left over, and tonight made a hot toddy. Several others in the house are sick or getting sick. I’m not yet, but it seemed appropriate.
To make the orange syrup, mix 1/4 cup of orange juice with 1/2 cup of sugar over low heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. After the sugar has dissolved, boil for two minutes, then remove from the heat. Allow to coil before refrigerating.
Orange Bourbon Toddy
- 3 tsp. orange syrup
- 1 1/4 oz. bourbon
- 8 oz. (1 c.) boiling water
Build in a mug. Stir to blend.
The mug I used holds 12 oz. Your mug may be smaller or larger. Adjust as necessary.