As the chilly winds of winter sweep in, there's no better way to embrace the season than with a steaming mug of Spiced Avocado Leaf Chamomile Hot Toddy. This soothing elixir combines the gentle touch of chamomile tea with the warmth of spiced honey syrup and a dash of bourbon. Whether you're winding down after a long day or looking for a comforting remedy, this hot toddy is your passport to warmth and relaxation.
Ingredients for a Cozy Evening:
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cups of Avocado Leaf Chamomile Tea (1 sachet)
- 1 oz. bourbon
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1. Sweet Spiced Syrup: Begin by combining 1/2 cup of honey with 1/2 cup of water. To infuse it with a comforting spice, add a whole cinnamon stick. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Once it's simmering, cover it, remove it from the heat, and let it steep for 10 minutes. After steeping, remove the cinnamon stick and star anise, leaving behind a beautifully spiced honey syrup.
2. Chamomile Elegance: While your syrup is infusing, brew a batch of fragrant Avocado Leaf Chamomile tea. Fill your tea kettle with 2 cups of filtered or spring water. Place 1 sachet of chamomile tea into the tea steeper. Once your water boils let steep for 5 minutes.
3. Toddy Transformation: To craft your hot toddies, mix honey mixture with Avocado Leaf Chamomile tea and stir gently until the syrup blends seamlessly. For a final touch of charm, garnish your toddies with a slice of lemon, a cinnamon stick, and/or a star anise, as desired.
Non-Alcoholic Version: For a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the bourbon and replace it with warm water or a splash of apple cider. You'll still experience the cozy embrace of spiced honey and the calming influence of chamomile, minus the spirits.
Conclusion: The Spiced Avocado Leaf Chamomile Hot Toddy is more than just a drink; it's a comforting ritual that wraps you in warmth and relaxation. With the soothing qualities of chamomile, the sweetness of spiced honey, and the subtle kick of bourbon (or a non-alcoholic alternative), every sip is like a hug in a mug. Whether you're seeking solace from the cold or simply looking for a moment of serenity, this hot toddy is your go-to companion. Sip, savor, and let the winter worries melt away.