Chai Hot Toddy
At its heart, a hot toddy is comfort in a mug—a cozy cold-weather sipper that keeps the chill at bay. In this version, chai spices like cinnamon, cloves and cardamom, along with a dash of spiced rum, give the drink even more of a warming feel. Feel free to substitute a more traditional bourbon in place of the rum and to adjust the level of tart lemon to your liking.
To make ahead: Prepare spiced tea (Step 1) up to 1 week ahead; refrigerate the strained liquid in a covered container.