What’s winter without a hot toddy?
Growing up, I was always under the impression that a hot toddy was a warm to-go drink. According to Wikipedia, the actual definition is, “A beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices.”
So technically it can be whatever you like, but traditionally it consists of tea, honey, cinnamon sticks and whiskey. Sounds delish to me!
This year for Christmas, Bryce and I made Hot toddy kits to give to our friends. Here’s how we made them!
Hot Toddy Shopping List:
- Airplane size Bourbon
- Tea (you can also use green or black tea, we chose to go for something with a little less caffeine just in case our friends wanted to enjoy these at night)
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Mug (We purchased the clear glass mugs from the Dollar Tree. They were super affordable and I really like the look of them)
- Star Anise
How To Package The Hot Toddy Kits
For each kit, we placed them into a cardboard cake box from Amazon and filled it lightly with paper fluff. Be warned, the fluff will get everywhere! However, it does a nice job of keeping everything in place because you can dig little holes within it to keep big items like the mugs and lemons from rolling around. We also added a few dried orange slices to each kit. Some of them had sugar on them and the other ones were just plain dehydrated oranges. To learn how I made them, click here.
The Hot toddy recipe was taken from The Spruce Eats, but if you would like to download the print I made, hold down on the image and save it to your phone or laptop.
After each box was filled, I placed a ribbon on it and added the hot toddy recipe card along with a jingle bell. Instead of using a gift tag, I printed out older/funny photos of each person and added it to the box. Their reactions were priceless!
When going out is too whiskey, you stay in with a hot toddy. Cheers!
Until next time, Spread Kindness.