A hot toddy in winter warms your core and gets rid of a sore throat and sniffle–my type of medicine!
After this delicious combination came together last night during a snow storm I got excited to make an iced toddy version this summer—yummm!
Blood Oranges, 2
Ginger, 2 tsp
Honey, 1 Tb
Whiskey-Jim Bean Honey
1. Juice orange, add grated ginger, and honey. Blend to liquify pulp etc.
2. Steep tea.
3. Add one part juice mixture, one-two 😉 part(s) whiskey, two parts tea.
Mint. Lemon. Honey. Water. Yes, it’s that easy!
This is a perfect summer/anytime drink. The mint is refreshing and the lemon adds a slight tang to make it interesting.
Honey (Agave/Coconut Sugar are welcome substitutes)
1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Meanwhile, wash fresh mint in cool water.
2. Once water comes to a boil, add mint and a couple of tablespoons of honey, to your liking.
3. Allow mint to steep in the water until they turn from bright green to a dark shade. Remove leaves.
4. Squeeze a lemon into the water then add cold water and ice to dilute the mixture.
I found that making a ‘concentrate’ of the mint-honey-lemon allowed me better control of the flavor…and it chills faster so you can drink it sooner! Yesssyummmm!
Some girlfriends came over and before heading to the pool I blended some ripe watermelon with fresh picked mint from the garden and poured it over ice. Fresh, sweet, and delicious!
Keeping it simple works perfectly!
Watermelon, chilled in fridge
1. Add watermelon and mint and blend.
2. Pour over ice cubes.
3. Add your optional additions.
Sweet: If the watermelon isn’t sweet enough for your taste, add agave/sugar/maple etc.
Tang: Squeeze a lime in!