After much experimentation, as she can detect a ridiculously small amount of booze in a concoction, and declares it to be too burny, I've come upon a nice drink for her...it's basically a modified hot toddy, but using bourbon instead of true whisk(e)y. For those who don't like the taste of hard liquor, I offer this guide.
1 oz bourbon
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 drop clove oil (optional, but helpful. Alternately, you can add a single clove, but fish it out after it steeps a bit.)
Add the first four ingredients to a mug or Irish coffee glass, fill with hot water, stir to dissolve the honey, and sip.