Hot Toddy

This hot toddy recipe is the perfect way to warm up on a cold night! It's a healthier version of the classic cocktail, made with ginger tea & maple.

Hot Toddy

Here’s one last recipe to close out 2019! I hope you all have some fun and festive New Year’s plans coming up this week. Jack and I will likely stay in on New Year’s Eve and drink these hot toddy cocktails by the fire… that is, if we can figure out how to use our fireplace. I think it’s even supposed to snow – how perfect does that sound? Cozy cocktails by the fire while watching the snow fall?

Yeah, yeah, I know, too perfect. We’ll probably binge watch a Netflix show, eat dinner, and then go to bed early. A perfect celebration in my book! 🙂

Either way – this cocktail is happening. While the classic hot toddy is made with honey, lemon, and dark whisky, I wanted to change things up a little bit.

My Hot Toddy Recipe

I (of course) kept the lemon & whiskey in this recipe, but I added ginger tea for a fresh, warming flavor and swapped the honey for a little maple syrup. You can make it fancy by garnishing it with orange slices, pomegranates, and fresh thyme- all are optional, but I highly recommend the thyme, as it adds a nice savory aromatic touch.

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy Ingredients

  • 1 cup steeped ginger tea
  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • optional garnishes: orange or apple slices, pomegranates, fresh thyme

How to Make a Hot Toddy

  1. Pour the tea, whisky, lemon juice, maple syrup in to a liquid measuring glass, stir, and pour into 2 serving mugs or glasses.
  2. Adjust sweetener to taste.
  3. Garnish with orange or apple slices, pomegranates, and fresh thyme.

Cheers, friends!


5.0 from 2 reviews

Hot Toddy

 
This maple ginger hot toddy is a healthy take on the classic cozy cocktail. Garnish with fresh thyme for a warming savory touch.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup steeped ginger tea
  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • for garnish: orange or apple slices, pomegranates, fresh thyme
Instructions
  1. Pour the tea, whisky, lemon juice, maple syrup in to a liquid measuring glass, stir, and pour into 2 serving mugs or glasses. Adjust sweetener to taste. Garnish with orange or apple slices, pomegranates, and fresh thyme.
Notes
Use these ratios as a guide - if you like your cocktail less boozy add more tea, if you like it brighter, add more lemon, if it's too strong/tart, sweeten it with a little extra maple syrup.
I like Traditional Medicinals tea ginger tea in this recipe.

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Rate this recipe (after making it):  

  1. Gaby Dalkin
    12.30.2018

    Such a perfect way to end 2018!

  2. Corrie
    12.31.2018

    Which ginger tea do you recommend? This sounds lovely for the snowy New Years we’ll be having!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.31.2018

      Hi Corrie, I love Traditional Medicinals tea!

  3. anxietynaturopathtoronto
    06.20.2019

    Thank you Jeanine and Jack. Ginger Tea makes everything healthier and spicier. Love it!

  4. Rachel
    09.17.2019

    Made this with Stash ginger tea and it was delightful! Also, love the glass mugs in the photo – mind telling me where they’re from!?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      09.23.2019

      Hi Rachel, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! The mugs are from IKEA 🙂

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