Hot Toddy with Dried Cherries and Lime

By • December 29, 2010 • 25 Comments

255 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!


Author Notes: This is a classic hot toddy (1 part dark spirit to 3 parts boiling water, sweetened) with a few tweaks. I used rye instead of the typical bourbon or whiskey, raw sugar instead of white, and I slipped in a few dried cherries and some lime zest to scent the drink. It's a revitalizing antidote post-snow-shoveling, or post-holiday-anything. By the time you reach the bottom of the mug, the cherries are plumped up and boozy. Drink and treat in one -- cheers! - AmandaAmanda Hesser

Serves 1

  • 2-inch-long piece lime zest
  • 4 dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 2 ounces rye (or other dark spirit)
  • 6 ounces boiling water
  1. In a mug, combine the lime zest, dried cherries, and sugar. Add the rye. Pour in the boiling water, and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Sip and enjoy!
Jump to Comments (25)

Comments (25) Questions (0)

Default-small
Default-small
Img_1607

11 days ago Randi

I am sipping this right now, with a sub of Meyer lemon zest. Wow. Perfect.

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

11 days ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Glad you like it and I'm going to try your sub!

Default-small

10 months ago joeys

I made bourbon bounce again this year and have lots of cherries leftover.... I think I found a new home for them!!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

10 months ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I just made this again last night -- it's perfect for the weather on the East Coast this winter!

Hilary_sp1

almost 2 years ago Hilarybee

I enjoyed this greatly, especially the cherries. This year I subbed sweet oranges for the lime, used honey and bourbon instead of rye. Wonderful!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

almost 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks everyone for your kindness -- happy new year!

Chef_picture

almost 4 years ago Kiss My Braciola Goodbye

Thank you soooo much! On my second one. Flu?....What flu!!??

Summer_2010_1048

almost 4 years ago Midge

This was so warming and tasty, especially loved the cherries.

Deena_cooking

almost 4 years ago deensiebat

Sipping it right now... aah. I always default to toddy = booze + lemony honeyed tea. Nice to have another option.

467656_3063519581919_1081358196_2884073_1059107948_o

almost 4 years ago onetribegourmet

looks fab! love the flavors of dried cherries & lime!

Default-small

almost 4 years ago kcg

I have the absolute worst cold, with good friends coming for a 'festive' New Year's Eve dinner, no less. As I have created my menu around The Essential New York Times Cook Book recipes, I decided to go one further and look for some medicinal encouragement within food52. You gals never disappoint!
I vote for this incredible libation/elixir/yummy drink!
Cheers....

Img_0788_hsm

almost 4 years ago Sasha (Global Table Adventure)

Now this drink should come with a crackling fire and 1 foot of snowfall.

52

almost 4 years ago pauljoseph

Yes its relay delicious and great idea

Img_1958

almost 4 years ago gingerroot

This week I've learned I'm a dark spirit girl...Bourbon has become my friend; rye with cherries and lime zest sounds divine. May have to take a bourbon break and toast 2011 with this (and bubbles too, of course). Thanks for a great recipe!

Mug2012

almost 4 years ago hummingbirdap

I really like the combination of dried cherries and lime zest.

Image003

almost 4 years ago Homemadecornbread

Sounds perfect! A classic with a twist - my kind of toddy. You've got my vote!

Kay_at_lake

almost 4 years ago Kayb

I'll have three, please. It's cold and rainy here....

Newliztoqueicon-2

almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

It's 10 in the morning but I want one of these - that kind of day. LOVE the cherries!

Img_0733

almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

You had me at cherries and lime.

Img_0733

almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I'm having this with 8 cherries. It's essentially my lunch. Is that wrong?

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

almost 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Love it!

Profile

almost 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

You had me at rye.

Bike2

almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Cherries and lime together sound divine. Thanks for this recipe.

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Sounds yummy. I like the simplicity of this! Thanks for the recipe, Amanda.