National Hot Toddy Day with Wild Turkey

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As Kentucky prepares for 8 inches of snow, The Bourbon Review is getting ready to brave the weather with Wild Turkey! Hot Toddies have been a favorite “medicinal” cocktail since the 18th century, when Scottish doctors started prescribing the dram to soothe and numb sore throats and clear out stuffy sinuses. But you don’t have to be feeling under the weather to mix up a batch – an ounce of Bourbon – err, prevention is worth a pound of cure.

INGREDIENTS
8 parts Wild Turkey Bourbon
16 parts hot water
3 parts honey
3 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients into heat resistant batch vessel (kettle/pot). Garnish individual servings with lemon.

Want a spicier kick? Try it with Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Rye. For a sweeter spin, use Wild Turkey American Honey.