Nothing beats a cold better than tea…laced with whiskey. My old vocal coach used to recommend a hot toddy to soothe a throat and to help a sick singer knock themselves out at night to rest up for a big performance. But who has to be a singer to savor such a soothing winter classic. This is a little jazzier than chicken soup, less potent than an Irish coffee, and just the trick for the winter blues.
1 tea bag (lemon zinger is my favorite for its deep lemon flavor and red color)
1 tablespoon honey
2 ounces whiskey
1 cinnamon stick
1 wedge lemon, squeezed
3 cloves-studded into lemon wedge
In a small pot boil 1 cup water and add 1 teabag. Steep until thoroughly mixed then add in honey and stir to dissolve. In a heat proof glass, add whiskey and top with tea. Finish with a cinnamon stick and lemon wedge studded with cloves. Sip slowly and enjoy!