Orange Ginger Toddy


I made this Orange Ginger Toddy the other night and put it on Instagram (@tracyshutterbean if you're into it).

A few people asked me for the recipe and here it is. It's so easy. I could have just tweeted you, but whatever.

We're here and we might as well....

This is my new favorite way to drink a hot toddy. It's orange. It's spiced. It's sweet and there's a touch of ginger in it.

Oranges & bourbon will be appearing on my grocery lists for months to come.

And when I'm feeling like changing it up, I'll go with a classic or one with gin.  Drink the warmth!

And we're off!

Ingredients. They're simple. Like... super simple.

This ginger syrup is fantastic. If you want to make you're own, it's totally easy too.

Martha can help you.  I just ran out of ginger. Pssshaw.

It all starts with tea. I used Tazo Wild Sweet Orange. It's herbal!

You want something that has spice in it.  It's spice season!

Pour a shot of bourbon in your tea. I used Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey. It's delightful.

You could also make this without the alcohol. It's still tasty.

Add in the bourbon & ginger syrup. Stir 'til combined. Add more ginger syrup if you like a sweeter drink.

It's kinda like mulled cider but not. It's spicy and orangey. It's a perfect way to warm up on a cold night.

Drink one by the fire. Drink one with the glow of the computer screen on your face.

Drink one while podcasting. Hey! I did that last week.

Drink one at your kid's soccer game in a travel mug.  I won't tell.

Orange Ginger Toddy

makes enough for 1 drink

  • 8 oz. hot water
  • 1 orange spiced tea bag
  • 1- 2 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 1 oz. bourbon (add more if you're feeling fun)
  • 1 slice orange

Steep tea in a large mug for 3-4 minutes. Remove tea bag. Add ginger syrup & bourbon into the tea. Stir until combined. Garnish with orange slice.

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  • October 1, 2012

    This looks beyond good! Ginger, oranges, a little bourbon...mmm, Tracy! yum!

  • I want to drink this right now. But i'm at work and i'm pretty sure drinking on the job is frowned upon. totally sucks! oh well at least i have something to look forward to when i get home.

  • October 1, 2012

    It looks so Autumn! I love it, and will be drinking it as soon as possible! I love your napkins too btw :)

  • Looks good. If only I could buy a cold night at the super-market I'd be set. It's October and the temperature at night is 82F... (no don't tell me you're jealous.. Sumer must end at some point. We want Fall! We want Fall!!)

  • October 1, 2012

    thank you for sharing! going to the store for bourbon as soon as I can!

  • October 1, 2012

    This is perfect for autumn weather that's finally setting in! And I love the little towel with houses on it too.

  • October 1, 2012

    We have those tea bags at work...too bad we can't have Bourbon as well, the day would be so much more interesting!

  • Emily D.
    October 1, 2012

    I've been talking about toddies (largely because I like the word "Toddy") since way back in margarita season. Can't wait to try this.

    • Tracy
      October 1, 2012

      Toddy is a fantastic word.

  • October 1, 2012

    Oh my, perfect for the season! Thanks for the tip. I will try with my homemade ginger syrup. :)

  • October 1, 2012

    When I have kids I'll totally be taking this with me to their soccer games...

  • October 1, 2012

    As soon as my love affair with your gin toddy began...this comes my way. I am out of bourbon - how does that happen?! Cannot wait to try this! Thanks, Tracy!

    • Tracy
      October 1, 2012

      Get on it!!! Get that Bourbon.

  • October 1, 2012

    Yes to toddys! My grandmother still makes one whenever she's under the weather (though I think it's just an excuse to drink a bit) and she's 90!

  • October 1, 2012

    My mouth needs in on this ASAP.

  • October 1, 2012

    HAPPY OCTOBER!!!! Tracy, I don't know you. But would it be forward and weird if I said I think you must be all kinds of awesome because you made this???? I LOVE HOT TODDIES!!!! I LOVE GINGER!!!! SO happy. Also, where did you get your SO CUTE tea towel or napkin thingy???

  • Love love love! This sounds awesome.

  • October 1, 2012

    some things really require an Oprah voice; i get it.

    ginger is such a yummy addition to a toddy!

    • Tracy
      October 1, 2012

      In my world, most things require an Oprah voice. :D

  • October 1, 2012

    Tazo tea was on sale at my Whole Foods this weekend! I think I need to go back for the Sweet Orange...

  • October 1, 2012

    Hot toddies are one of my favorite drinks ever--I love the idea of ginger and orange in a toddy! So amazing for rainy fall days.

  • I am definitely getting on the TODDY train!!! I have an idea to do a cranberry one for Thanksgiving, but before that recipe is blogworthy, I must do a lot of research and experimenting. Starting with this cocktail! Blog life!

  • October 1, 2012

    I was hoping it would be toddy time! Mmmm, I want to make this with apple spice tea.

  • October 1, 2012

    Okay-you make some delightful toddy's. How about you give up your must have liquor cabinet faves. I want to start making fun cocktails but don't know where to start! Bourbon? Whisky? Rum? Do tell!

  • October 2, 2012

    This will be amazing for those night games my favorite football team will be playing this month. Isn't that why they make thermoses?

  • October 3, 2012

    bourbon has become my new love, what a great way to drink more bourbon!

  • Sarah
    October 3, 2012

    Thanks for the inspiration. Ginger Syrup is simmering on the stove right now - Toddy's here we come!

  • October 5, 2012

    I have a nasty cold right now and this sounds soooooooo good!! If only I weren't pregnant... minor inconvenience.

  • Jennifer
    October 6, 2012

    Hi Tracey,

    This is sort of totally unrelated to your blog post - but I really like the towel with the houses in the photos. Where did you find it!?!?

  • KatiaP
    October 7, 2012

    I, too, have been coveting the house napkin/tea towel since it started showing up. Where is it from?

  • October 29, 2012

    I was already obsessed with that tea and I'll take any excuse to drink bourbon. This drink is happening, stat!

  • Barbara
    December 9, 2012

    Love Love Love. These toddys are the best. I am loving them.

  • Patty
    December 30, 2012

    Its really good using captain Morgan's !

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