Cold weather is here; now is the time to relax in a comfortable chair with a hot beverage. May we recommend the Ullage Group Toddy? It’s a simple drink: ginger tea, honey, and brandy. We cannot guarantee that we were the first to combine those ingredients (ginger and brandy are, after all, soulmates), but we recommend it anyway.
The best results come from real ginger and real honey. However, if you’re lazy (and laziness and toddies do go together), you can easily substitute ginger-honey crystals. These convenient packets are available both with and without sugar; I prefer the unsugared, but you may differ. My favorite brandy is mirabelle, made with the tasty little plums from the Lorraine; but ginger and honey overpower all other flavors, so I suggest spiking the cup with something less pricey.
(Posted by Doug Skinner)