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Hot Toddy Recipe

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Drinking a good hot toddy is my favorite way to combat the winter colds - both frostiness and illness! This is a spicy version that is especially great at keeping any kind of cold at bay.

Recipe for 1 drink:

2 1/2 oz whiskey or bourbon
8 oz (1 cup) hot water
3 fresh ginger slices
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp honey
2 rosemary sprigs (one for the recipe and one to garnish)

Put on the kettle and get some water boiling.
Remove the needles from the stem of one of the rosemary sprigs.
Use a mortar and pestle to grind up the needles, releasing the flavor. 
Add ginger slices in with the rosemary and grind until the ginger is more 'pulp' than 'slice'.

*If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can use a wooden or stone bowl and the back of a spoon.

In your serving jar or mug, add the honey, lemon juice and alcohol. Set aside.

Add 1/2 cup of hot water to your ground rosemary + ginger mix and give it a good stir. 
Let sit for a couple of minutes, then pour the mix through a small strainer into your jar/mug to filter out the little ginger/herb bits.

Add the remaining water and mix, dissolving the honey.

To finish, toss in a lemon and ginger slice along with your garnish sprig and you are ready to fight off the colds in delicious style!

Let me know what you think!


Sparkz3659 months ago
I make it the same, but with Redbush tea and no rosemary. Also, if you can get manuka honey from New Zealand. It has anti bacterial properties.
Jelonek10 months ago
You mean: 2 Rosemary sprigs
Paige Russell (author)  Jelonek10 months ago
Thanks for catching that. Fixed!
kakashibatosi10 months ago
Hope long did you steep the water with the ginger and rosemary?
Paige Russell (author)  kakashibatosi10 months ago
Just for a couple of minutes. I've added this to the Instructable. Thanks for inspiring the clarification!
brentbyoung10 months ago
I love hot toddies. This one sounds amazing. I might just have to give it a try with my favorite local rye(high west) this Friday while watching a Christmas carol with my wife and kids.( The muppet version of course. The best one.)
Paige Russell (author)  brentbyoung10 months ago
The Muppet version is indeed best. Thanks for the high five brentyoung!
BARKing10 months ago
Will be giving this one a try soon. Nice presentation.