There is nothing better to soothe a sore throat and cough than a little whiskey. Hot toddies are generally made with lemon juice, honey, cinnamon and whiskey. But here in New Hampshire we use maple syrup. I find they are most soothing to enjoy at night before bed, and I substitute them for cough syrup.
Today happens to be National Hot Toddy Day, and I happen to have a slight cough, so I figured I should throw this recipe up while the time is right!
Maple Cinnamon Hot Toddy
1/4-1/2 Boiling water (depending on how stiff a drink you like)
1 cinnamon stick
1 oz bourbon whiskey (We always have Knob Creek Single Barrel on hand)
1 oz maple syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Lemon slice for garnish
Extra cinnamon sticks for garnish
Add one cinnamon stick to water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
In a coffee cup, add bourbon syrup, and lemon juice. Top the cup off with boiling water.
Garnish with lemon and cinnamon stick.
Sip and enjoy!