Nursing a Spring Cold with A Hot Ginger Toddy

I came down with a nasty cold/allergy combo last night– the kind that makes you feel like you’re flying at 10,000ft with no cabin pressure, ears ringing and temples throbbing. It doesn’t help to not be able to breath out of your nose. A doozy like this demands something pretty powerful, and my remedy often includes a hot toddy. When I shared the above image on Instagram last night, many people suggested I add ginger to my little concoction. Brilliant! It reminded me of this beautiful recipe for a Hot Ginger Toddy I saw on one of my favorite blogs, Not Without Salt. And given the high levels of pollen across the nation this week, you might want to pour yourself something with bourbon in it, too.

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Hot Ginger Hot Toddy by Not Without Salt

Recipe from, One Good Dish by David Tanis

Serves 4- 6
4 cups water
3-inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons honey
lemon
bourbon

In a small saucepan bring the water and ginger to a boil. Reduce the heat then simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the honey, taste and add more if you’d like.

Strain out the ginger. Pour 6 ounces or so in a cup, add 1/2 – 1 ounce of bourbon to the cup and finish with a good squeeze of lemon. Taste and add more bourbon or lemon. Garnish with a piece of lemon and enjoy while warm.

The tea keeps covered in the fridge for 2 weeks. – Not Without Salt

Top photo by Wit & Delight, all other photos were taken by Not Without Salt