Ginger Maple Hot Toddy

It’s cold outside. You want to have a tasty spirit outside so you can magically feel warm. This is the ticket! Grab a giant thermos, fill her up, and head outside. The way I like to make hot cocktails is by making the mix separate from the spirit. Then you can put as much as you want in your glass. Everybody wants a little different mix. So this recipe is for the hot toddy mix, it’s just waiting for your favorite bourbon. I used Bulleit.

Recipe made for 64 Oz growler. Half it for the 32 oz thermos

Make 8 8oz servings

⅓ cup cut up Ginger chunks

1 heaping teaspoon Cloves

6 inches of Cinnamon stick 

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup honey

8 cups of water

Juice from 2 lemons or 1 cup 


Put everyone except the lemon juice in a sauce pan and heat her up. Let it boil for 10 mins.  Since you’ll be adding in alcohol later, and you that alcohol is not already hot, I would heat this up to 200 degrees or so. Then when you add the alcohol to a cold cup, it will still be hot. 

Once it’s off the heat, drop in the lemon juice.  Garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon wedge