Every year it feels like the holiday season gets longer. With so many parties, family get togethers, friendsgivings, ugly sweater soirees, family (it’s in the list twice for emphasis) and the ultimate bash, new years, it’s easy to get burnt out. You’ve survived the season! Give yourself a good old pat on the back. We know you’re a little (or a lot) emotionally drained, physically exhausted, and ready for a quiet night in, just you and six episodes of quirky british comedy on Netflix. What could be better than a steaming mug of chamomile tea to get you nice and relaxed? Chamomile tea with liquor, of course!
The wonderful thing about our “night in” cocktail, the Chamomile Hot Toddy, is that you can use just about any liquor left in your cabinet. While whiskey, rum or brandy are super safe bets, the hot water in this toddy can bring out the floral and botanical notes of a quality gin, even tequila is an option if you’re feeling adventurous (or if it’s the only left after the holidays).
Our favorite is an aged rum like Zaya 12, it adds a hint of vanilla and spice, rounding out the cocktail with some depth. This drink is simple, easy and relaxing. The perfect hot beverage for a night to yourself.
So kick off those uncomfortable shoes, pull on that go-to knit sweater and fuzzy socks, pop that the tv or fireplace on and sink into some alone-time bliss.
Chamomile Hot Toddy Recipe
- 1.5 oz aged rum (any whiskey, rum or brandy will work)
- 1 tbsp honey
- .5 oz lemon juice
- 8 oz hot water
- 1 chamomile tea bag
- Heat water and add tea bag
- Steep for 5 minutes
- In a separate mug, pour honey, lemon juice and liquor
- Add hot tea
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