Here’s one last recipe to close out 2019! I hope you all have some fun and festive New Year’s plans coming up this week. Jack and I will likely stay in on New Year’s Eve and drink these hot toddy cocktails by the fire… that is, if we can figure out how to use our fireplace. I think it’s even supposed to snow – how perfect does that sound? Cozy cocktails by the fire while watching the snow fall?
Yeah, yeah, I know, too perfect. We’ll probably binge watch a Netflix show while I test January recipes and then go to bed early. A perfect celebration in my book! 🙂
Either way – this cocktail is happening. I love it because it’s half-healthy. It’s basically spiked ginger tea with lemon and a little bit of maple syrup to lightly sweeten it. You can make it fancy by garnishing it with orange slices, pomegranates, and fresh thyme- all are optional, but I highly recommend the thyme, as it adds a nice savory aromatic touch.
Maple Ginger Hot Toddy
Author: Jeanine Donofrio
Recipe type: Beverage
- 1 cup steeped ginger tea
- 3 ounces whiskey
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- for garnish: orange or apple slices, pomegranates, fresh thyme
- Pour the tea, whisky, lemon juice, maple syrup in a glass or mug and stir. Adjust sweetener to taste. Garnish with orange or apple slices, pomegranates, and fresh thyme.
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