Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

You can try this to help stave off a cold or to make yourself feel better if you already have one. That may or may not be an old wives’ tales but the toddy certainly tastes good!


  1. Bruise the root ginger with a rolling pin, then heat it with the cider and lemon peel in a small pan until the liquid begins to bubble.
  2. Take off the heat, stir in the honey and strain the liquid into a warmed glass or mug.
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We both liked this - it was hot and honey sweetened cider - what could be nicer on a cold evening! We both would have liked a bit more of a "zing" however....the ginger and lemon were hardly discernable in the hot cider....maybe you could suggest that the ginger root be infused in the cider overnight before heating it up? And I think this needs more lemon too......but still a delightful and very comforting hot drink that we enjoyed. Thanks Luschka - made for photo tag. FT:-)

French Tart December 17, 2007