"A good Toddy has been known to jump-start mornings, cure colds and play furnace on a frigid evening. The secret to making the best hot toddy is simple—just tinker with the amount of lemon juice and honey until it suits your taste buds."
16 ounces boiling water
1 lemon twist
2 teaspoons Demerara sugar or brown sugar
1/4 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces bourbon, rye whiskey, Irish whiskey or Scotch
Fill a mug with half of the boiling water and let stand for up to two minutes. Keep the remaining water boiling. Stick the cloves into the lemon twist and set aside. Empty the mug and fill it about halfway with boiling water, then add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add lemon twist and stir, then add lemon juice and whiskey. Stir and serve.