Is it permissible to make a hot toddy drink on Shabbat? If so, are there any special considerations to take into account to do so Halachically?
Wikipedia describes the drink, generally, thus:
A hot toddy is a mixture of a spirit (usually whisky, rum, or brandy), boiling water, and honey (or, in some recipes, sugar). Additional ingredients such as cloves, a lemon slice or cinnamon (in stick or ground form) are often also added.
Obviously, one may not boil the water on Shabbat. Assume that already-hot water is available. What other issues are there, and can they be overcome? Some possible issues to consider:
- Cooking the other ingredients by combining them with water
- Coloring the water.