cocktail of the month: january’s ginger-lemon hot toddy

cocktail of the month: january’s ginger-lemon hot toddy

How do we best keep warm on a cold winter’s day…night…evening…afternoon…or whenever? By pouring ourselves a soothing hot toddy made with ginger, lemon, and honey, and of course bourbon.

Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients:
1 lemon
1 oz fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup water
4 oz bourbon

Using a vegetable peeler, remove 2 long, wide strips of lemon zest. In a small pot, combine lemon zest, ginger, honey, and water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Cover and let steep off the heat until infused for 10 minutes.

Return to a simmer. Juice the lemon and add 2 tablespoons to the pot. Off the heat, add the Bourbon. Strain liquid and divide between 2 mugs. Enjoy!