Sunday Funday is all about the warm drinks today - perfect since we just weathered our 2nd major storm of the season, which included 2 ½ snow days!
Typically, I would have made something with coffee or hot cocoa, but ever since I learned about Fernet Branca and its supposed medicinal properties (at least during prohibition, that is), I’ve been itching to make a Hot Toddy with Fernet Branca.
But, I first learned about Fernet Branca in the summer, and I wanted to wait until cold weather season before making this drink.
Hot Toddies are often enjoyed as a cold/flu remedy. Tea and honey to soothe achy throats plus a shot of whiskey to warm the chills away while you rest. This time, I made my Hot Toddy during the first blizzard of the season. It was a cozy way to spend an afternoon!
Check out these other toasty warm hot drinks:
- Chocolate de Agua from Christmas Tree Lane
- Fernet Hot Toddy from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- German Kinderpunsch from Pandemonium Noshery
- Keto Bullet Coffee from Sneha's Recipe
- Orange Hot Chocolate from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- White Mocha from Palatable Pastime
Fernet Hot Toddy
Adapted from the Blind Pig
1 cup hot tea (I used mint, chamomile would also be nice)
1 ½ ounces whiskey
½ ounce fernet branca
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon lemon juice (or a squeeze of lemon)
2 dashes orange bitters
Rosemary, to garnish
Mix all liquid ingredients together. Pour into 2 small teacups (the size pictured) or one coffee cup. Garnish with rosemary.