Apple Cider Hot Toddy
This cocktail is everything that I think cocktails should be: simple, light and plenty sip-able. We’re basically talking about a hot toddy, made with tea instead of plain water, that is sweetened with a splash of real apple cider instead of honey. While nothing groundbreaking, the ingredients are somehow rather spectacular together.
1 cup water
1 green tea or black tea bag (I like Tazo China Green Tips)
1 ½ ounces rye whiskey or bourbon (I like Bulleit)
1 ounce real apple cider
½ small lemon
Suggested garnishes: thin, round slices of lemon, a cinnamon stick, and star anise