Apple Ginger Hot Toddy

By kechin
December 23, 2010
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Apple Ginger Hot Toddy

Author Notes: Nothing is better than the spiciness of ginger and a little whiskey to warm you up in the winter! This recipe calls for ginger syrup. While you can make your own syrup and make it really spicy--I often times use bottled ginger syrup for convenience and will grate fresh ginger into my mug with a microplaner for a greater kick. - kechin kechin

Food52 Review: Spicy yet soothing, this is a cup that comforts. Apple cider is simmered and steeped with mulling spices, then mixed with ginger syrup and spirits. The balance of sweetness, fruitiness, and spice is spot on. I made it once with bourbon and once with brandy. Both versions were lovely. Enjoy this warming drink at bedtime on a cold winter's night. AppleAnnie

Serves: 2

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • pinch of cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • pinch of black peppercorns
  • inch of ginger root (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 2 shots whiskey (I like Jameson)
  • lemon slices (for garnish)
  1. Add 1 tablespoon of ginger syrup to each mug.
  2. In a pot, add apple cider, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, peppercorns, and ginger root. Bring to a simmer. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture from pot to mugs.
  4. Add a shot of whiskey to each mug and garnish with a slice of lemon to float on top of your drink. Enjoy!

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