Wow y’all… it’s fucking November already! While its crazy that this year has flown by, you know what this time of year means… we finally get to indulge in all your favorite ‘holiday’ foods! Now I know this recipe is a 21+ (for the states) one… but you could still easily enjoy this without the whiskey. Hot toddy’s are not only absolutely delicious, but they can help you if you’re sick! And with the colder months rolling around, having this as a backup in your ‘medicine cabinet’ is always a nice treat.
I partnered up with Sol-ti to bring you this amazing recipe! For those of you who don’t know much about Sol-ti, heres some more information about their company;
Sol-ti introduced the first Light Filtered and Glass Bottled organic beverages on the market. Fostered from the belief that finding fresh and natural beverages should be easy, their company is built on a passion for healthy living and sustainability. They use only the highest quality organic produce, superfoods, herbs and tea – raw, vegan and non-GMO.
While other beverage companies use petroleum-based plastic packaging, they bottle their products in glass for purity and taste. How do they do this? Their unique light filtration process uses light rays to preserve the liquid without pasteurizing it. The effects are minimally invasive – eliminating spoilers without impacting nutrient counts – so you can enjoy pure, raw Sol-ti.
You can find their website here to find out more about their company, & where to find their delicious juices! You can also find them on Milk & Eggs (a delivery service in southern CA), if you use their service as well!
Let’s start by talking about the star of this recipe… the beautiful Sol-ti Gingermade Superade. This juice is freaking DELICIOUS on its own, but using it in a Hot Toddy recipe really gives a well deserved extra punch of ginger & lemon flavor. This juice contains ginger, lemon, and apple. Super clean & simple. A traditional Hot Toddy doesn’t have apple juice in it, but it adds a nice subtle ‘festive’ flavor, almost like adding a splash of spiced cider to the mix. If you’re using this recipe to try and ail your cold / flu, using this juice will aid even more because of it’s potency of immune boosting ginger & lemon.
This recipe is super simple to whip together. Add your juice to a saucepan over medium heat, and then add in your cinnamon sticks & star anise pods. You can additionally add any spices you like, but the cinnamon & star anise are classic and truly delicious with this particular juice. Stir frequently for about 10 minutes, until the mixture has come to a slight boil. Remove it from the heat & allow to cool for a few minutes, until its just stopped steaming. The juice might separate during this process slightly, but just whisk / stir it back together & you’re good to go!
While your juice mixture is heating up & infusing, you can get your whiskey & agave ready. For each drink you’ll need 2-3 tablespoons of agave nectar (depending on how sweet you like it), and 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey. Mix the two ingredients together in a glass until combined. Repeat this for however many drinks you’re making, but keep in mind that 1 bottle of Sol-ti juice makes roughly two drinks. Once your juice mixture has just stopped steaming, remove the cinnamon sticks & star anise pods & pour into the glasses over the whiskey & agave, and stir until everything is combined. I like to garnish each drink with a cinnamon stick (a fresh one, not one thats been steeped in the juice), and a thin slice of lemon on top, but you can top them with whatever you’d like!
And that’s it y’all! This drink is so beyond delicious, and truly couldn’t be easier to make. And during these cold months, a nice warm drink, with the traditional seasonal spices couldn’t be any better. I just wanted to give an extra thank you to Sol-ti for collaborating with me on this recipe & allowing me to spread the word of their amazing products! I can’t recommend their juices enough, they have such a wide variety of flavors & I can’t wait to bring you some more recipes using their products soon! As always, share photos of your recreations with me on Instagram @plvntfood by tagging me or using the #plvntfood so I can see them!
Sol-ti Hot Toddy
This Sol-ti Hot Toddy gives a traditional Toddy a run for its money... with an extra punch of ginger from the most delicious Solti juice, it's sure to cure your winter blues in no time!
- 1 bottle Sol-ti Gingermade Superade Juice
- 3 cinnamon sticks + more for garnish
- 4 star anise pods
- 3 ounces whiskey
- 4 tbsp agave nectar
Shake up your Sol-ti Gingermade Superade Juice well, and then add to a saucepan over medium heat. Add in your cinnamon sticks & star anise, & allow to cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. The juice may separate slightly while cooking but thats okay, just keep stirring it.
Add 2 tbsp agave nectar & 1 1/2 ounces whiskey to each glass (this recipe serves two) & mix together until combined.
Once the juice is at a low boil, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for roughly 5 minutes, until its not steaming heavily. Pour over the whiskey & agave until your glass is just full, and stir to combine. Garnish with a cinnamon stick & a lemon slice if desired!