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

EatingWell Magazine, December 2019




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  • 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.

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

generous 1 cup
150 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 14.2g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 12.3g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 1.8IU; vitamin c 12mg; folate 6.7mcg; calcium 10.3mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 5.8mg; potassium 54.4mg; sodium 8.8mg; added sugar 12g.

1 alcohol equivalent, 1/2 other carbohydrate