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Healthy hot drink (4)


I believe the answer is:

'healthy' is the definition.
('hale' can be similar in meaning to 'healthy')

'hot drink' is the wordplay.
'hot' becomes 'h'.
'drink' becomes 'ale' (ale is a kind of drink).

(Other definitions for hale that I've seen before include "Sound of body", "Strong and healthy", "Well", "Showing vigorous good health", "Healthy and hearty".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.