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Hot Toddy


This 1.5 oz packet contains a spice blend that can be steeped in boiling water and added to whiskey, rum, or brandy for a hot drink to ward off the cold. Available in either Lemon Ginger or Orange Clove blends.

In the years prior to the Revolutionary War, colonial taverns were a popular place to debate acts of resistance and rebellion. Newport was no different, and residents likely discussed the rising conflict with Britain over a variety of alcoholic beverages. The Hot Toddy- a hot, spiced, alcoholic drink, may have been a popular choice on cold winter nights.