Nemo Hot Toddy Recipe

by Mike McAdams


Hot, Spicy and Just-In-Time-For-Winter-Storm-Nemo Toddy

Brief: Seeing as winter storm Nemo is looming and it is cold almost everywhere, I thought it appropriate to remake one of my favorite cold weather hot toddy recipes. This is also a great recipe if you have a cold as it does a great job of clearing the sinuses.

Makes: 2 cocktails


1 cup of boiling water
1 ounce fresh lime juice (~2 fresh squeezed limes) – lemons OK, too
3 ounce of whiskey (I use Hudson Baby Bourbon by Tuthilltown)
2 ounce of homemade jalapeño & ginger infused simple syrup. Includes:
   -1 cup of sugar (I used Trader Joe’s evaporated cane juice)
   -1 or 2 chopped-up jalapeños (seeds removed). The more, the spicier.
   -1/4 cup of chopped fresh ginger
   -1/2 cup of water


1. Making the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a sauce pan and put on high heat. Once it boils, reduce heat to low and let sit for 10 minutes. Add in jalapeño and ginger and set heat to medium. Once jalapeño skin turns brownish (4-5 minutes), turn off heat and let cool. Strain into an airtight container (preferably glass) and store leftovers in the ‘fridge.

2. Add the boiling water, lime juice, booze, and simple syrup into a coffee cup and stir. Your cocktail is now ready to enjoy.

Note: Be careful when cutting jalapeños. The spiciness can get on your hands, so either don’t touch anything or use rubber gloves. Also, full props to the Food Wolf’s Cold Cure Cocktail (here), which provided the original inspiration for this recipe.

Related Article: Does Whiskey Help Cure A Cold

Of course, I should remind everyone that our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. If you’re going to drink, do it legally and responsibly; don’t be stupid! Let’s be real, whiskey cannot actually cure a cold.

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