Maple Ginger 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.

Maple Ginger 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 with this half-healthy version.

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.

Maple Ginger Hot Toddy

Cheers, friends!

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Maple Ginger 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.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup steeped ginger tea
  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • for garnish: orange or apple slices, pomegranates, fresh thyme
  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.
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 to drink Traditional Medicinals tea at home, and I love the mildly spicy flavor of their ginger tea in this recipe.



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Rate this recipe (after making it):  

  1. Gaby Dalkin

    Such a perfect way to end 2018!

  2. Corrie

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

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Corrie, I love Traditional Medicinals tea!

  3. anxietynaturopathtoronto

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

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