While reading the historical cozy mystery Murder At Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge, it was mentioned numerous times that the main character, Phyllida Bright, enjoyed her tea and the occasional sip of whisky. The story is set in Devon, England in 1930. I happened to read the book in January. So the combination of reading this particular historical cozy mystery in frigid weather meant a warm drink was in order. Ladies and gents, I present to you the English Hot Toddy.
English Hot Toddy
Make a cup of Earl Grey Tea according to package directions. Add orange-sage syrup and bourbon. Stir to combine. Enjoy warm.
Orange-Sage Syrup Recipe
2 Oranges, zest grated and juiced
1 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
10 Large Sage Leaves
1 Cup Water
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Scoop out sage. Let syrup cool. Syrup will be thin. Use to make English Hot Toddies or drizzle some on desserts like cake or ice cream. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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