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Friday's recipe (11/16/12) - Aimee Fortney's via Uncle Mike's hot toddy

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"Uncle Mike" is my husband, Michael's alter ego. Though I lovingly refer to him as, "Hoss" ... he makes a killer hot toddy that will truly cure what ails you. He has a funny "secret" ingredient ... the peppermint extract along with the whiskey healed my cough a couple of weeks ago - so tuck this one away for when you need it!

The secret ingredient in this toddy is the peppermint extract. It takes so little to add so much.

1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 bag chamomile tea
1 shot bourbon or whiskey of your choice
water to fill mug

In the bottom of a coffee mug, stir honey, cinnamon and peppermint extract together to make a paste. Add tea bag, whiskey and water, then microwave for about two minutes (longer, if necessary) until it is hot. Stir again and remove tea bag. If desired, you could boil the water, and add boiling water to the mug with ingredients, stir to combine then allow the tea to steep.

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