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bourbon citrus ginger hot toddy

Updated: Jun 12

A hot toddy cocktail with lemon garnish in front of a bottle of bourbon, jar of honey, and packet of tea.

Damp and chilly autumn afternoons call for bourbon hot toddies that warm you from the inside out. This cocktail has a base of spiced orange tea, freshly grated ginger, and bourbon. Honey and brown sugar bring warm sweetness, and a lemon garnish adds brightness at the top. It soothes the throat, warms the chest, and primes the body for cold-weather hibernation.

So put the kettle on, and cozy up for a long evening by the fire.

bourbon citrus ginger hot toddy


8oz water

1/2 tsp grated ginger

1 bag orange spice tea (lemon works too)

1/4 tsp brown sugar

1 oz bourbon

1/4 tsp honey

1 lemon slice


  1. Get some water boiling on the stove. Meanwhile, grate the ginger.

  2. Pour 8 oz of the boiled water into a measuring glass and add the grated ginger along with a tea bag. Let the ginger and tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile…

  3. Put the brown sugar and bourbon in your drinking glass. Once the tea is ready, pour it through a fine mesh strainer into the drinking glass.

  4. Stir in the honey and top with the lemon slice.

hot toddy in a mug next to an antique lamp


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