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Celebrate Hot Toddy Day In Chicago: 10 Places To Get Your Warm Wintry Fix (PHOTOS)

Hot Toddy Day Chicago

First Posted: 01/11/12 05:04 PM ET Updated: 01/19/12 11:40 AM ET

Although winter has gotten off to a mild start in Chicago, we would be remiss to ignore, particularly with a cold spell right around the corner, the January 11 commemoration of National Hot Toddy Day.

The delicious mixture of whiskey (or rum or brandy), sugar, honey and spices -- all heated to a boil with a lemon on the rim -- is known not only to be delicious, but is also thought to be helpful as a boozy treatment for a cold.

Whether you're looking to relieve a scratchy throat or you're just hankering for a wintry flavor amid the year's not-so-wintry start, HuffPost Chicago, with the help of our readers, has rounded up 10 spots in the city to track down hot toddies and a plethora of other warmed-up seasonal cocktails below. Give us a shout if we missed your favorite spot. Cheers!

The Grafton
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The Grafton, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lincoln Square)
The Grafton offers an astounding selection of "winter warmers" of their own, as well as a warm, fireplace-lit environment perfect for a cold Chicago night out. In addition to their house hot toddy, made with Bushmill's Irish Whiskey, they have a number of other warm drinks including a marshmallow coffee.
Photo: SharonaGott (Flickr)

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