Give your hot toddy an extra punch this Christmas with the best Irish whiskey hot toddy recipe around

This Irish whiskey hot toddy recipe is the perfect winter warmer-upper. A hot whiskey is the best traditional 'cure-all' for those seasonal sniffles but it’s also a delicious digestif or a night cap (drink before bed).

Irish whiskey hot toddy recipe - Ingredients:

A good Irish whiskey (Jameson or Powers is the best Irish whiskey for a hot toddy recipe!)
A heat-proof glass
7/8 cloves
2 teaspoons sugar
Slice of lemon

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Irish whiskey hot toddy recipe - Method:

Fill a kettle to boil hot water.

Place a metal spoon in a glass (will prevent glass from breaking) into the glass to pre-heat it, before emptying it out. 

Cut a slice of lemon, remove the pips and stick some cloves into the fruit.

Put a teaspoon of sugar into the glass followed by a shot of Irish whiskey.  Give the whiskey and sugar mixture a bit of a stir and try to dissolve the lumps.

Add boiling water and then stir.

Add the lemon and additional cloves (if desired) to the mix.

Wrap a wee' napkin around the glass, so you don’t scald yourself.

Enjoy!

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