This traditional Scottish drink is made from a shot of whisky, boiling water, a spoonful of honey or sugar, lemon, cloves and cinnamon. The English variation traditionally uses black tea instead of plain hot water.
While alcohol generally isn’t recommended for treating a cold or flu, the hot toddy is a popular home remedy for clearing blocked sinuses.
Blueberry tea is a variation of the hot toddy, with a distinct fruity flavour (hence its name). It’s generally made from Grand Marnier liqueur, amaretto liqueur and orange pekoe tea. Sugar and/or lemon zest may also be added.
Buttered rum is made from rum, brown sugar, melted butter and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice.
Coffee can be mixed with pretty much any liqueur to turn it into a warm alcoholic beverage. Some popular coffee-based drinks include: Irish coffee (mixed with Irish whiskey and Irish cream), Spanish coffee (mixed with brandy and orange liqueur), French coffee (mixed with cognac and cinnamon) and Mexican coffee (mixed with Kahlua and tequila). Alcoholic coffee drinks are usually topped off with whipped cream.
Hot spiced wine
This warm red wine is mixed with honey, sugar, spices such as cinnamon and cardamom and citrus fruit.
Mulled cider is a non-alcoholic beverage made from apple cider or juice, mixed with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves. Zest from citrus fruits such as lemons or oranges may also be added.
The Lake Simcoe Arms is a cozy pub in Jackson’s Point and the perfect setting for warming up on a chilly winter evening. Visit them online at www.lakesimcoearms.com.