This classic warm libation is easy to make and soothing on cold winter nights.
In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the water, cinnamon sticks, star anise, ginger, and lemon rinds to a rolling boil.
Once the water has boiled for 2 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the spices to steep in the water for 5 minutes.
Remove the spices from the water using a fine mesh sieve. Discard the spices.
Pour equal amounts of honey into two 8 ounce mugs.
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to each mug.
Pour 1 1/2 ounces of the whiskey and 1 1/2 cups of the hot water into each mug, then stir to combine using a cinnamon stick or a spoon.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
Enjoy responsibly and while hot.