Hot Ginger Toddy

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4 to 6 ounces top shelf bourbon

2 ounces honey

1 ounce Ginger Syrup, recipe follows

1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

Ginger Syrup:

1 lemon

2 cups coarsely chopped fresh ginger with peel, about 8 ounces

1 cup sugar


  1. Heat whiskey, honey, ginger syrup, and lemon juice in a small saucepan until honey dissolves and liquid is hot, but not boiling. Pour into a large snifter or mug. Serve.

Ginger Syrup:

  1. 1. Cut peel from lemon (avoid pith) using a vegetable peeler. Place ginger and lemon peel in food processor and finely chop.
  2. 2. Transfer lemon-ginger mixture to a medium saucepan, add sugar and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes. Strain mixture and cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.