TODDY. It’s a funny word, right? I always feel weird when I say it out loud. If I’ve had enough toddies, the weirdness totally disappears and I might even shout TODDY if given the chance. I can also speak fluent Italian when I’m drinking. We’ll get into that some other time.
It’s toddy season! The weather is cooler and it’s time to get boozy. Bourbon in hot water with lemon, honey & ginger is supreme. I live off these drinks in the winter because they make me feel like I’m wrapped in a fuzzy cashmere blanket and I’m sitting by a fire. Toddies are also great if you’ve got a wicked cold. I like to put ginger in mine to give it an extra health boost.
HOT TODDY. Now say it 5 times fast! Ridiculous, right?
And we’re off!
This is easy. The base is honey & bourbon.
Lemon & ginger enter the picture. Hot water gets poured in. Be careful about inhaling vapors; they’re strong!
Hello warm fuzzy blanket of a cocktail.
I have a feeling we’re going to have a wonderful winter together, little toddy!
makes 1 drink
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 oz. bourbon (or two)
- 8 oz. hot water
- cinnamon stick (optional)
Place honey, ginger, the juice of 1 lemon and bourbon into a large mug. Pour hot water on top and let steep for 2 minutes. Serve with a slice of lemon or a cinnamon stick.
-I don’t mind a little ginger floating around in my drink. If you do, strain it out! But let it steep in your drink for a few minutes. You’ll like that ginger spike.
-Fresh nutmeg is a great addition. Go for it!