I woke up on Sunday morning to this.
It got worse, the storm eventually dropped more than 19 inches of snow on Chicago. It was “Superbowl Sunday”, but who really wants an ice cold beer during a blizzard or the next day spent digging out from the snowpocalypse? This is hot toddy weather. To boost the drink’s heat index, I like to add a piece of crystallized ginger to the whiskey, water, sugar and lemon. Hot whiskey is sometimes called “Irish chicken soup” because it’s a folk cure for a cold or sore throat. I’m not sure whether this hot toddy will cure a cold, but I guarantee that you will feel better after drinking it.
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- 1 oz. Irish whiskey
- 1 cube demerara sugar or tsp. brown sugar or honey
- 1 piece of crystallised ginger
- 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Slice of lemon for garnish
- 1 cup very hot water
- Boil water.
- Add whiskey, sugar, ginger and lemon juice to a glass.
- Place a metal teaspoon in the glass to conduct the heat from the hot water away from the glass to prevent it from breaking.
- Add hot water to the whiskey. Garnish with slice of lemon.