Cocktail of the Week: The Ultimate Cuban-Greek-Italian Hot Irish Toddy

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset

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My neighbor (and Cuban bestie) Kim and I are NOT big drinkers. The mere sound of a cork being pulled from a resistant wine bottle is enough to give us both a good buzz.  But many a night after work, we are looking to relax after along day – before our boys come home from the gym. And now that the cold weather has hit us all hard, Kim and I concocted what we like to think is the ULTIMATE Hot Toddy – created by two hot toddies (of the Cuban and Greek/Italian decent – so you know this drink has ‘tude and passion;  with a splash of Irish  – so you know you will have a smile on your face as you sip).


  • 2 tablespoons Michael Collins Irish Whiskey   (this can be tweaked given how bad a day you have had – lol)
  • 1.5 Tbsp Manuka Honey (I like 2 Tbsp – Kim likes 1, so we compromised on the recipe)
  • 1/4  Meyer Lemon (we have also tried this with 2 tsp lemon juice from the grocery store and it is just as delicious)
  • 1 Tazo Calm Tea Bag
  • 1 tsp McCormick Apple Pie Spice  (this is a delightful combination of cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 cup hot water

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  1. Pour hot water into mug and add tea bag
  2. Add lemon, honey and whiskey,  stir
  3. Add Apple Pie Spice, stir
  4. Let steep for 5 minutes
  5. Add a full Cinnamon Stick for extra flavor and decor
  6. Sip and enjoy…ahhhhhhhhh

Kimmy and I like to drink our Hot Toddies in our matching monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie…what are you drinking yours in?

(21+ – please drink responsibly)

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