The Hot Toddy is a classic cold-weather drink that both warms and soothes what ails you. The original version includes lemon which we’ve swapped for balsamic vinegar. It’s important that you use sweeter, syrupy balsamic like We Olive’s or the resulting drink will be very, very tart. We love this with any of our fruity white balsamic vinegars as well as darker flavors like Citrus Spice and Triple Chocolate. You can also use brandy, scotch or rum in place of bourbon if you please.
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp bourbon (see notes)
2 Tbsp We Olive Balsamic Vinegar (see notes)
1/4 cup boiling hot water
Coat the bottom of a mug with honey. Add the bourbon, balsamic and the juice of the lemon quarter. On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and then pour the steaming water into the glass and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.