One sip of this delicious hot toddy will cure any cold or illness!
Flu season is coming up. Are you ready to fight any cold or flu that may come your way? Our amazing non alcoholic hot toddy recipe is going to help you stay healthy and recover from any illness that crosses your path. The secret to getting better fast is inside the mug.
What is a Hot Toddy?
The hot toddy has been around since the early 16th century. The first toddy’s were actually called “taddy” which is a Hindi word meaning “fermented tree sap”. Tree sap was given to anyone who had a cold or illness as a medicine to cure their ailments.
The hot toddy’s that we know and love today are much different than those first tree sap concoctions. By the mid 18th century, an Irish doctor named Robert Bently Todd had taken the idea of taddy’s and adapted it to the modern world. He would prescribe his patients a mix of hot brandy, cinnamon and sugar water. This mix quickly became the go-to cure for a common cold. It was even given to children!
Today, any hot drink made with sprites, spices and sugar can pass for a hot toddy. Of course, we wanted to create a non alcoholic hot toddy. One that would taste even better than the original and still cure your cold without needing even one drop of liquor.
Typically, hot toddy’s are made with whiskey, adding even more power to the drink. However, you don’t need alcohol to make a delicious (and effective) hot toddy! Our non-alcoholic version is fantastic and effective.
"you don’t need alcohol to make a delicious non alcoholic hot toddy!"
Does a Hot Toddy Cure the Common Cold?
Hot toddy’s have long been known for their cold-curing powers. The warm tea, the blend of spices, the honey and the fresh lemon juice are all helpful when you have a sore throat or common cold.
Warm tea will soothe a sore throat and decrease inflammation. Honey has antimicrobial properties which fight bacterial and viruses. It has even been shown to reduce and relieve a cough.
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C which has long been touted as cold-fighting ingredient. Lemons also help improve digestive health and reduce inflammation. These are great features for anyone fighting a cold!
Cinnamon is antibacterial, antiviral, and has anti inflammatory properties as well. These powerhouse ingredients, mixed into a hot drink are going to make your cold weather cold disappear!
How to Make a Non Alcoholic Hot Toddy?
You can make this delicious hot drink with any kind of tea that you would like. It’s really up to you! Keep the flavors of the spices in mind when you choose your tea. Black tea works well as it has a neutral flavor while an herbal tea may conflict with the spice blend in our recipe.
Green tea is another great option and is known for it’s health benefits, too. The healthier the hot toddy, the better! Give a few different kinds of tea a try to see what you like best.
The brewed tea is mixed with honey, fresh lemon juice and spices. Be sure to mix everything together while the tea is still hot to help the honey dissolve. The spices will also mix in better when warm.
If you do not have honey on hand, substitute it for brown sugar, simple syrup, or even agave nectar. You can skip the honey for a less sweet drink, but it really does help with the cold-curing properties of our hot toddy!
Once the ingredients are blended together, the non alcoholic hot toddy is ready to drink! Add a lemon wedge or a cinnamon stick as a garnish and for some extra flavor. Then sit back and enjoy every warm sip!
Easy Hot Toddy Recipe
Our simple, non alcoholic hot toddy recipe is perfect for everyone, from kids to adults. We all get sick sometimes and we all can benefit from a delicious, powerful, healthy hot toddy.
Of course, you can enjoy a non alcoholic hot toddy any time the mood hits. You don’t have to wait until you are sick- they are delicious anytime! Give this tasty recipe a try and let us know what you think!