11.09.2012

Spicy Ginger Apple Toddy

It's toddy time!


That's right folks, it's the time of year to drink hot boozy beverages. The booze warms you up and so does the drink. It's a win-win really.

And today, the weather turned chilly! Over the past few weeks it has been sunny and in the 70s and 80s, so I knew the weather would change sooner or later. It seems weird for me to think that now, 55 degrees is "freezing" outside. When I lived in Denver, we were ecstatic when/if it even reached 55 degrees on some days. I guess I adjusted nicely.

Anyway, onto the toddy. Mmm...freshly grated ginger, apple cider, a bit of lemon and most importantly, bourbon.



Since the summer, I've been trying my dardest to drink more liquor. I did pretty well with vodka and tequila, so now the time has come to try some more lady like liquors. Like bourborn.


I don't know why I think bourbon makes me feel like a lady, but it does. And I like it.

Right now, I've just been making cocktails with it. I had an Old Fashioned at the Food Blogger's Festival and that was hearty. Maybe one day I'll be able to be super classy and drink it on the rocks. I have to ease my way into this thing.

I feel like toddy's are a very fun way to get into a fall mood. This is my first attempt at one and I've grown quite fond of it.

Spicy Ginger Apple Toddy
Makes 1 serving
1 cup of apple cider
1 tsp of freshly grated ginger (about an inch peeled)
1 ounce of your favorite bourbon (2 tbsps)
1 lemon slice
1 cinnamon stick for garnish (cause its fun)
Honey to add a touch of sweetness (optional)

Add the cider and ginger to a small sauce pan. Heat over med-high until it just barely comes to a simmer. Remove from the heat and let the ginger seep for 3-5 minutes. Add bourbon and transfer to your favorite mug. If you don't like bits of ginger, feel free to use a fine mesh strainer. Personally, I really like ginger so I keep it - it adds more of a kick as it sits in the cup. Add the lemon and the cinnamon stick. Find a fireplace to sit and enjoy.

Happy Fall and Cheers,

Erica

P.S. Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks - whatt...?!

Oh! And P.P.S
Caroline! You won the Nature Box giveaway! Email us and I'll send you the details. Congrats!

1 comment:

  1. I make a similar apple pie toddy with rum but this looks so much yummier- love the addition of the fresh ginger!

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