I love autumn! I love the abundant harvest, colors changing, brisk cool nights and my husband bringing home delicious fruit and freshly made apple cider, which is the perfect reason to start drinking one of my favorite drinks – the Hot Toddy. It is ideal after an invigorating fall hike, or when it is simply grey and raining out. This is my favorite drink that I start enjoying during autumn and throughout the winter. Grab a mug, next time you’re snuggling up next to the wood stove.
Debbie’s Hot Toddy Recipe
(makes 1 serving)
- 1 mug full of Red Jacket Apple Cider (if you cannot find it, ask your local grocer to stock it or use another local apple cider)
- 2 oz. of rum (the darker the better)
- 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root
Peel and chop ginger root, add all the ingredients to a saucepan, simmer for 5 minutes. If you are lazy, like I can be from time to time, put the mug full of ingredients into the microwave for 2 minutes.
I also find this drink wonderful and very soothing when I feel like my body is fighting some invading germs. It always seems to make me feel much better.