The Smartest Boy Alive

This hot toddy is a virgin take on The Smartest Man Alive. It gets depth of flavor from black tea and delicious complexity from Fentimans dandelion and burdock root soda.

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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
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  • Servings: Makes 1
KEY: Tea

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  • 2 ounces Fentimans dandelion and burdock root soda (see Note)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Honey Syrup
  • 5 ounces hot brewed black tea
  • 1 lemon wheel, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the soda, lemon juice and Honey Syrup over moderate heat until the mixture is hot and the soda is flat, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tea. Pour into a warmed mug or heatproof glass and garnish with the lemon wheel.


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