The Not-Too-Shoddy Hot Toddy

Polar vortex be damned. We've got the very best antidote — a roundup of delicious hot toddies from our favorite websites:

1. The Classic Sam Henderson over at The Boys Club offers up a concise history of the toddy. Regardless of the origin — a fermented palm sap in India or Todian spring waters in Edinburgh — you'll find the classic hot toddy recipe at the bottom of this post. It's nicely broken down into a clear infographic and is a good place to start if you want to get the proportions of alcohol to spice to warm liquid just right.

2. The Tequila Toddy Over at The Ktchn, Nancy Mitchell did seven days of toddy recipes. The most interesting by far is the tequila-based version laced with star anise.

3. The Honey Bourbon Bon Appétit taps Matt Tanner of Texas' Anvil Bar Refuge for this delicious recipe that includes a step-by-step guide to making your own apple bourbon (pictured above).

4. Ginger Toddy Not Without Salt spikes their version of a toddy with peeled and sliced ginger.

5. Cinnamon Toddy Emily Arden Wells on Gastronomista uses a whole cinnamon stick as garnish and flavor-infuser in this simple twist. —Cerentha Harris

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