Winter Honey Whiskey Cocktail

Winter Honey Whiskey Cocktail

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From: EatingWell Magazine, December 2019

Stay a little warmer this winter with this riff on a classic hot toddy. Ginger gives this healthy cocktail a pinch of spice.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, plus more for garnish
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 3 ounces bourbon or other whiskey
  • 1 dropperful (scant ¼ teaspoon) propolis tincture (see Tip)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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, ½ other carbohydrate

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: generous 1 cup
  • Per serving: 150 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 9 mg sodium; 54 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 alcohol equivalent, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

November 24, 2019
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By: Jazzgal
This recipe has way too much lemon juice. I would think that 1/2 or less lemon juice would be sufficient. I had to toss it.
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