Italian Hot Toddy

Honey Water

¾ Cups of Water

1 Cup of Honey

5 Cinnamon Sticks

5 Star Anise

10 Cloves

⅛ tsp.  Ground Cinnamon

 

For the Cocktail

4 Tbsp. Honey Water

2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

2 Shots of Bourbon

¾ of Blood Orange Amaro or Regular Amaro

¼ Cup of Boiling Water

And a small pot combine all of the ingredients for the honey water. Bring it to a low simmer for a few minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit for two hours. Strain and put in a container. This honey has many uses.  You can use this not only for cocktails, but in your tea and I even mix it with apple cider vinegar in the morning.

For the cocktail, boil some water. In a heat safe mug pour in the honey, the lemon juice, the bourbon, and the amaro. Add in the hot water and mix well. Serve the drink with a slice of fresh lemon, topped with a star anise.

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