Monday, January 25, 2016

SRC: Hot Toddy

It's the last Monday of the month, so we all know what that means.  Right?  It's reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club.  This month I had Wendy's blog, A Day in the Life on the Farm.  Wendy is a retired police officer who now lives on a farm with her husband, also a retired police officer.  Wendy keeps her plate full with gardens, chickens, dogs, hosting exchange students, scuba diving, painting, quilting and of course cooking.  Whew, I'm tired just typing all that!

Wendy has a ton of recipes on her blog that sound amazing.  Bacon waffles (can you say YUM!), rhubarb berry coffee cakepull apart pizza breadkey lime coconut bundt cake, and Tagalong bundt cake are just a few of the very drool-worthy recipes that caught my eye while perusing her blog. I was torn by so many recipes, but ultimately ended up deciding on a beverage.

A warm beverage, because's down right frigid outside.

I decided to make her husband, Frank's, infamous hot toddy recipe.

I stuck pretty close to the original recipe, really only straying from the type of liquor that was recommended.  Frank swears the secret to the perfect hot toddies are true Polish brandy.  BUT I'm not really a brandy kind of girl, so I strayed a little and used a blackberry bourbon rather than blackberry brandy.  And I must say, this version is pretty darn delicious.

I have always been a huge lover of black tea and I believe it's the perfect base for this cozy beverage.  The blackberry bourbon, tart lemon juice and sweet honey balance one another perfectly and create a smooth and delicious hot toddy.

Grab a blanket, plop on your couch and cozy-up with this warm hot toddy.

Hot Toddy

1 Cup hot black tea
1 Oz blackberry bourbon
1 1/2 Tsp honey
1/2 Tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice


Add bourbon, honey and lemon juice to a mug of hot black tea.  Stir to incorporate all the ingredients and enjoy.

Recipe source: barely adapted from A Day in the Life on the Farm


Karen Kerr said...

I LOVE Wendy's blog! I need to try a hot toddy! Great choice.

Emily said...

I have never had a Hot Toddy and really didn't know what it was until today. Sounds pretty good! Happy Reveal Day!

Anonymous said...

Yum! This looks like the perfect drink to deal with cold weather! Great SRC pick!

Wendy Klik said...

I"m so glad you tried Frank's hot toddy Lynsey. It is really wonderful when you are feeling a bit under the weather. It cures everything.

nicole said...

Blackberry bourbon? Yum! A Hot Toddy is perfect for this weather

Erin said...

I've never once in my life had a hot toddy. Love that you used blackberry bourbon!

Terri Steffes said...

Isn't Wendy's blog fun? Such a great number of recipes to choose from. A hot toddy sounds perfect for this evening!

Susan said...

I'm really intrigued by this one! It never gets cold enough here to crave this sort of thing but it sounds delicious. Great pick!

Tara said...

Oh wow! This sounds perfect for all the snow we have on the ground right now. Great pick!

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