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Tea Hot Toddy with Ginger

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
This twist on a classic hot toddy combines bourbon, black tea, ginger, lemon, and honey for a comfy cocktail. I love enjoying these toddies on a chilly night next to the fire or when I'm feeling a bit under the weather.


  • 3/4 c water
  • 2 tsp ginger black tea* (preferably loose leaf)
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice, freshly-squeezed
  • Cinnamon sticks and lemon slices, to garnish


  • Start by boiling the water in a hot water kettle or on the stove. Spoon the loose leaf tea into a tea diffuser or tea bag.
  • Place the tea diffuser/bag into a mug and add the boiling water. Steep the tea for 2-3 minutes. Remove the tea diffuser/bag and set aside.
  • Add the honey and stir until completely dissolved. Then, stir in the bourbon and fresh lemon juice until combined.
  • Garnish the toddy with a lemon slice and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


*A note on the tea: If you can't find ginger black tea, you can combine equal parts of black breakfast tea and cracked ginger. Or, you can just brew a few slices of fresh ginger along with your favorite black tea.
Cuisine: American
Course: Drinks
Serving: 1toddy, Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 18.1g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 92mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 17.6g, Calcium: 2mg
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