Grandma would snug me under warm blankets to sip her special Hot Toddy when I was under the weather. The Husband gives grandma’s concoction and a good night’s sleep credit for chasing away more than one cold. Serve it up with an extra dose of love and see if it doesn’t work magic for your loved ones, too.

8 ounces boiling water
2 bags black tea (I use Lipton)
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 ounce Jim Beam whiskey (no substitutes)
1 large lemon wedge, 1/4 to 1/3 of the lemon

Steep the tea bags in the boiling water for 5 – 8 minutes. Squeeze the bags against the side of the cup to remove liquid and discard the bags.

Stir the honey into the tea and top with the Jim Beam. Squeeze the juice from the lemon wedge into the tea. Turn the wedge over and twist to release lemon oil from the skin into the tea. Rub the skin along the rim of the cup and then add the entire wedge to steep in the tea.

Yield: 1 serving

*Magic: this recipe is exclusive to I Love You Recipes. It is from my personal, unpublished collection.

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