What has helped me survive this endless season? Denis Johnson. Friends and family. Parks and Recreation. Robbie Fulks. And plenty of hot whiskey drinks.
This particularly spicy life-saving cocktail needs a better name than "Hot Ginger Toddy," but I can't think of one. "Polar Vortex Toddy" has been shot down, fairly. If you have any ideas please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Basically what we have here is a huge amount of ginger juice and a huge amount of lemon juice mixed with honey and whiskey, topped off with almost-boiling water.
This recipe makes two drinks.
First, juice a big lemon or a couple of small ones. Discard seeds and measure - you want 4 tablespoons of juice.
Next, grate a nice big piece of ginger root- approximately six inches.
Gather up the grated ginger and squeeze to extract juice. Some people use cheesecloth for this, but I don't bother.
Ideally you will have 4 tablespoons of ginger juice, but a little less will be okay too.
Divide the ginger juice and lemon juice between 2 mugs, add a tablespoon of honey and a shot of whiskey to each, and add hot water to fill the mugs.
Hot Ginger Toddy
makes 2 drinks
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons ginger juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 shots whiskey (I prefer Irish whiskey for this drink)
Combine ingredients in 2 mugs and stir well.
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