Ginger, Bourbon and Apple Cider Hot Toddy

, from Issue #66. May, 2016
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Ginger, Bourbon and Apple Cider Hot Toddy

Cool evenings are perfect for enjoying this toddy. Infused with spicy ginger, smooth honey and aromatic turmeric, it then gets a kick from your chosen alcohol. 

Serves: 4


¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
4 cups apple cider
8 thin slices fresh ginger
2 whole star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
bourbon or whiskey 


Stir the honey and turmeric together in a medium saucepan. Place the grated ginger in a piece of muslin and squeeze the juice into the saucepan, discarding the flesh.

Add the cider, sliced ginger, star anise and the cinnamon sticks and bring to the boil. Take off the heat, cover and let the toddy sit for 10 minutes for the flavours to infuse.

To serve: Pour the desired amount of liquor into heat-proof glasses and top up with the toddy. Garnish with the sliced ginger and the aromatics.