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Hot Toddy

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5 from 4 votes
Serves 2
This maple ginger hot toddy is a healthy take on the classic cozy cocktail. Garnish with fresh thyme for a warming savory touch.


  • 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


  • Pour the tea, whisky, lemon juice, and 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 Traditional Medicinals tea ginger tea in this recipe.