Hot Toddy

2 oz Scotch
1 t Demerara sugar
2 oz Water (boiling)
1 twst Lemon peel
Build in pre-heated Irish Coffee glass, dissolve sugar in boiling water, add remaining ingredients and stir.
Traditionally made with Scotch, but variations can be made with just about any aged spirit (bourbon, rye, rum, brandy). Dashes of bitters can be added. Other sweeteners, such as honey, can be substituted instead of the sugar.
Dave Stolte dates the Hot Toddy to 17th-century Scotland.
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