Hot and spicy winter toddy

August 6, 2007 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Hot and spicy winter toddy recipe

Hot and spicy winter toddy ultimate body healer. The herb mint, added for taste, is also a strong digestive aid, traditionally used to treat stomach aches and chest pains.

Hot and spicy winter toddy

Serves: 2


  • 500ml water
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 30ml ginger
  • 10ml honey
  • 25ml rum or brandy, optional
  • piece of lemon rind
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • cinnamon stick, to serve



Put the water in a pot and add the orange, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and honey. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes.


Turn the heat off and let the mixture steep for a further 30 minutes. Strain.


Reheat the liquid and pour into 2 mugs. Add the rum, lemon rind and mint, and use a long cinnamon stick to stir and serve. Drink while still hot.


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