How to use Ginger for Colds and Flu with a Hot Toddy Recipe

Ginger Hot Toddy Recipe to Banish Your Nasty Cold

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


A classic oft-prescribed cold remedy can be made even better by adding a little ginger to the warm beverage.  Try this traditional remedy when the gales blow and you’re feeling under the weather.



  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 strip of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 cup boiled water, divided
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons of honey
  • 3 tablespoons whiskey or rum
  • 1 stick of cinnamon


  • Place lemon juice and lemon zest in a mug.
  • Add the grated ginger to a tea strainer.  Pour ½ cup of boiling water over the tea strainer into the mug so that the ginger is fully submerged.  Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.  Remove the ginger.
  • Add whiskey or rum and fill the mug with the remaining boiled water.
  • Stir in honey to taste.
  • Add the cinnamon stick.
  • Enjoy.

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