Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Orange ginger toddy

Whoooooooo doggies my friends, I have fallen in love.  With toddys.

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I celebrated my 32nd birthday a couple of days ago (ouch!).  On a Monday (double ouch!).   It's really odd saying that I'm 32.  I just won't think about it......

Anyways...... la-di-da......... This 32 year old had never experienced the amazing comfort of a hot toddy until a few months ago.  I know.  I'm a nut job.  Now I'm totally hooked.  I find myself surfing the web with a big grin on my face when I find new toddy recipes.  Again... NUT JOB!  One of my favorite recipes so far is this orange ginger toddy I found on Shutterbean.  Ermahgerd.

First, make your ginger syrup (courtesy of Mrs. Stewart)

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Here is what you need for the rest:
  • 8 oz. hot water
  • 1 orange spiced tea bag
  • 1- 2 tablespoons ginger syrup
  • 1 oz. rye (add more if you’re feeling fun)
  • A squeeze of fresh orange juice
  • 1 slice orange
  • cinnamon stick

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Steep your teabag for about 4-6 minutes.  (So, 5 I guess huh)
Remove the tea bag and add all of the other ingredients, stirring with a cinnamon stick.

A few things I changed from the original:  I steeped the tea longer to get a bolder flavor, used rye instead of bourbon, added some fresh orange juice, and stirred with a cinnamon stick.

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Possibly the best thing you'll make all season. 

Here are a few more I'm dying to try:
Hot apple ginger toddy
Chai rum toddy
Whiskey vanilla hot toddy

Have you had any great toddys (toddies?) this season?  I'd love to hear them!  I think the original whiskey, honey, lemon is still my fave.  So far......



  1. Once've blogged about something I really want to try, haha. I have some Jim Beam at home but that stuff is nasty...tried making a bourbon peach cobbler with it a few months back and it was G-ROSS. Think it would be any better mixed into a hot drink like this?

  2. That sounds wonderful! I've really gotten into tea lately...

    feathers and ash

  3. Sounds amazing! I love the photos you do with your recipe posts. :)

  4. First, happy belated birthday!
    Second, your 30's are when you rock it like you never have before. Trust me.
    Third, I love toddies. I. LOVE. TODDIES. Tea and honey and citrus and booze? Be still my heart. My favorite is still the simplest - lemon, honey, whiskey and hot water - but I'm going to give yours a go as well. I have a cold so the more whiskey the better, right? :)

  5. Have to agree with grits, your 30's are great. You have more confidence, and you still have the energy to do loads of stuff. And perhaps I will spend this cold day drinking toddies to stay warm. It's a plan right?

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