Cozy Cocktail: The Perfect Hot Toddy Recipe!

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One look outside our window this morning made us realize the blizzard wasn't a dream. Right now it's Snow: 1, Big Apple: 0, meaning that the white stuff still has the upper hand when it comes to your plans. We've already given you a mini hit-list on the best Snow Day activities, but, not gonna lie, we're zeroing in on that which is nearest and dearest to our heart on a blustery day...alcohol. Jokes! But, seriously, we're not ones to say no to a lil' warm me up, and we think that in this inclement weather nothing will quite do the trick like a steaming Hot Toddy. Enter in Hari Nathan Kalyan, owner of The Randolph at Broome, not a bad place for the whole "home away from home" thing when the temps dip below 32 degrees. He's sharing the 4-1-1 on an easy recipe that puts the "hot" in Hot Toddy. Now, get thee to your nearest Whole Foods to stock up on ingredients, or, if your laziness has already set in, "hot"-foot it over to his bar—we promise we won't make anymore puns using the word hot.

Randolph House Toddy :
What you'll need:
-4 Lemon wedges
-3/4 oz honey syrup
-2 oz Laird's Apple Brandy
-5 oz Hot water
-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
-A mug, preferably glass
-A muddler

Now comes the fun part:
1. Put the lemon wedges in the mug first
3. Pour in the other ingredients
4. Muddle ingredients
5.Top with hot water
6. Garnish with cinnamon and star of Anise
7. Drink up!

The Randolph at Broome, 349 Broome Street (between Bowery and Elizabeth Street); 212-274-0667.

Hot Toddy image via artfulgourmet; Honey image via Comvita; Star of Anise via Citra; Cinnamon stick via Melissa Cooks Gourmet; Lemon wedge via Sweet Tomatoes.