I've got one heck of a sore throat due to a set of draining sinuses. I sure as heck hope that it is from an over abundunce of allergens this past weekend and not from the small, germ-infected-yet-oh-so-sweet-and-cute toddler of a niece of mine that I saw while experiencing the previously mentioned allergens. In any case, sore throats and cool weather make me think of one thing and one thing only. That's right, a hot toddy. Warmth makes the throat feel good, bourbon makes the body feel good. And it tastes good too. I make mine with Good Earth Chai Tea (decaf as I drink this before bed), Knob Creek Single Barrel, Savannah Bee Company's Tupelo Honey and lemon juice. You can use the brands you like.
Chai Tea Hot Toddy
Good Earth Chai Tea (Decaf), one tea bag
6 oz hot water (not quite boiling)
1 oz Savannah Bee Company's Tupelo Honey
1 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon
Make the tea as you normally would. Let it steep the length of time the manufacturer recommends.
Add lemon and honey. Stir. Might want to check the temp to make sure that it is below 173°F at this point before you add your bourbon.
Once it has cooled, add bourbon. (I use a high proof one to because I'm adding so much other liquid and flavor.)
Stir, sip and enjoy.