#DrinkBetter: Cranberry Zinger Hot Toddy - a cocktail recipe for craft spirits

The word toddy comes from the Hindi word tāḍi, an Indian drink produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. How this evolved into the modern hot toddy recipe - a mixture of a spirit (usually whisky), hot water, and honey - is unclear, although some sources credit physician Robert Bentley Todd and his prescription of a hot drink of brandy, canella, simple syrup, and water for bridging the gap.

Hot toddy recipes vary but are traditionally drunk before retiring for the night, as a medicinal, or in wet or cold weather. This version from Solar Spirits is made with Red Zinger tea and their Cranberry Brandy.