Whether you spend your winters working through your reading list, or live for days spent outside in the snow, colder temperatures always call for fare that warms from the inside out. Be it a hearty plate of Spezzitano di Manzo, a healing bowl of Chicken Ditalini Soup, or a mug of tantalizing Toddy, nothing delivers comfort like good food and drink.
Originating in India, “taddy” referred to a drink made with fermented palm sap. Appropriated by the British during their imperial rule, the drink meandered its way to Great Britain where it became synonymous with a warming beverage consisting of sugar, spices, liquor, and hot water. Often used as an aid in curing colds, Toddy’s have also been accredited to an Irish doctor by the name of Robert Bently Todd. Regardless of its origin, the winter warmer is often spiked with warming bourbon or spicy rum. In this version, we opt for a brighter, lighter version using our Lemon Blossom Honey and a gentle, botanical Gin.
LEMON BLOSSOM GIN TODDY
Makes 1 Cocktail
▢ 2 oz Gin
▢ 6 oz hot water
▢ 1 tbsp Lemon Blossom Honey
▢ 2 fresh lemon slices
▢ Sprig of rosemary
- Boil water in your tea kettle.
- Add gin to a mug with the hot water, honey, and lemon juice. Stir until the honey has melted and incorporated.
- Serve with a sprig of rosemary.