Winter Honey Whiskey Cocktail
Combine water and ginger in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Juice lemon and add half the juice and half the rind to the pan. (Discard the remaining rind.) Simmer for 10 minutes.Advertisement
Meanwhile, divide the remaining lemon juice between 2 mugs and add half the honey, bourbon (or other whiskey) and propolis to each. Pour the hot liquid through a sieve into a glass measuring cup; discard the solids. Divide the liquid between the mugs. Stir well to dissolve the honey. Serve immediately with a twist of lemon, if desired.
Tip: Propolis is a resinous mixture made by honeybees from various resins collected from trees and flower buds. The bees use it to seal the hive. Food-grade alcohol is added to propolis to produce a tincture that is believed to have antibacterial properties. Look for it in natural-foods stores and online.
Exchanges: 1 alcohol equivalent, 1/2 other carbohydrate
1 alcohol equivalent, 1/2 other carbohydrate