Nothing beats a warm libation on a winter night, and we all have occasions that winter warmers are the perfect topper. Whether it is after a day skiing or in front of the fire at home, there is something comforting and relaxing about a nice warm beverage.
One of my favorites is the Toddy. Traditionally a combination of honey, citrus, hot water and booze of choice with the option of spice, the toddy is a staple in cold weather.
Recently I was reading an article on homeopathic teas for cold and flu season and came across something that intrigued me, and in turn inspired this recipe as a twist on the traditional toddy.
First gather your gear and ingredients:
- 12 oz jar
- 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup finely chopped ginger
- locally made honey
First, slice the lemon into half wheels and place them in the jar. Next add the chopped ginger, them fill the jar with honey. Let this stand at room temperature of a day to macerate. Afterwards refridgerate for up to two months.
Use this Ginger-Lemon Honey as not only the citrus but the sweet and spice in your Toddy. I personally like Irish Whiskey in this
- 1 1/2 oz Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
- 1 tablespoon Ginger-Lemon Honey
- 4-6 oz boiling water.
Combine all ingredients in your favorite mug and sip soothingly.
(this is also great for a soar throat, or warming up from a cold: just leave out the whiskey….or not)