|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Add a shot of ginger liqueur to your hot toddy to recreate a favorite winter cocktail. Incredibly simple, the hot ginger toddy is simultaneously soothing and invigorating. With the first sip, you'll appreciate how aromatic ginger and bourbon become under a little heat.
Ginger toddy recipes are nothing new. The spice is a natural companion for whiskey and has long been added to steaming toddy mugs. Typically, the older recipes involve ginger syrup, and that remains a great option. However, with ginger liqueurs like Domaine de Canton and The King's Ginger readily available, this toddy is even easier to make.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 ounce whiskey (bourbon)
- 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
- 4 ounces water (hot; or enough to fill)
Gather the ingredients.
In a warm Irish coffee glass, pour the honey, lemon juice, whiskey, and ginger liqueur.
Top with hot water and stir.
Serve and enjoy!
- Warming your glass or mug before building the drink ensures your toddy stays nice and warm to the last sip. You can either let hot water sit in it for a few minutes or fill it with water and heat it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
- Adding the honey first helps it dissolve into the drink more efficiently.
- You can reserve the lemon juice for the last ingredient (even after the water) then add just enough to suit your taste. Squeezing the juice of a lemon wedge should be the perfect amount.
How Strong Is a Hot Ginger Toddy?
- Alternative sweeteners like simple syrup and agave nectar can replace the honey.
- Try this toddy with other styles of whiskey. A spicy rye whiskey creates an interesting flavor, or you can go the ultra-smooth route with a blended whiskey like those from Canada and Ireland.
- To knock the strength down slightly while retaining the ginger flavor, make a vanilla-ginger syrup. It can replace the liqueur or you can add a little more to taste.
- For a nonalcoholic ginger toddy, skip the whiskey and double up on the ginger syrup. You can also steep a tea that includes ginger in the blend into the hot water. Adding a slice of fresh ginger root can add a little extra flavor as well.
- Garnishes can also add a boost to this toddy. Try a cinnamon stick, a piece of lemon peel, or some candied ginger. Each will slowly infuse into the toddy as you drink.