It’s either 4 below or you’re under 4 feet of snow. Neither is a very exciting option. And let’s not even talk about the wind chill. It just damn cold outside. So when you’re done shoveling, make an Orange Toddy and thaw yourself out.

Hot cocktail drinks are in a category that isn’t often offered at restaurants or bars. This variation of the Hot Toddy has citric aromatics and almost a decongestant quality. This probably isn’t a recipe you are going to make often, but on a frigid winter afternoon you’ll probably make a second cup.

The List:

  • Wild Sweet Orange Tazo Tea
  • ¾ oz of Grand Marnier
  • ¼ oz of Amaretto
  • Orange

The Hot Toddy recipe originated more than two hundred years ago in Scotland and included just a spirit, sugar and water. Over time, traditionally it became whiskey, honey, hot water and lemon.

The Moves:

  • Steep the Orange Tazo Tea in 8 oz of hot water in a separate glass
  • Warm a snifter with a bit of hot water
  • Dump the water and add the Grand Marnier & Amaretto
  • Slowly pour the tea in the snifter to mix
  • Garnish with an orange wheel

This one is guaranteed to warm you to the core!


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