How to make the perfect Hot Toddy

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Will Lowe helps you face the New Year by mixing a much-needed winter warmer.

It’s January in England. And everywhere else for that matter. But here, especially, this means cold, dark,  soggy evenings.

Try this recipe as a winter-warmer, a traditional ‘cure-all’ for those seasonal sniffles, or as a delicious digestif.

Start with two bar spoons of honey in a traditional whisky glass.

Add in four drops of bitters, then dilute with 75ml of boiled water. Throw in two slices of lemon, and allow to steep as the liquid cools for two to three minutes.

Next, add in 50ml of bourbon (sweeter than scotch – I always use Makers Mark). Inhale deeply as the whiskey hits the hot solution and your olfactory nerve will think it’s Christmas.

If necessary, add more honey to sweeten to your taste.

Now put your feet up, and enjoy. After all, you’ve been ever so good this year…

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