An Original Hot Toddy Recipe You Won’t Forget with Fire Cider Tonic

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Our unique spin on a hot toddy with tea recipe uses sustainably wild foraged ingredients and our Wild Fire Cider tonic. So whether you are looking to make the perfect warm drink for a cold winter day, a hot toddy for a sore throat recipe, a cocktail hot toddy, or you are looking for fun recipes for fire cider, we have you covered.

This hot toddy recipe can be made with or without alcohol, and there are a few variations depending on what kind of drink you are hoping to enjoy.

Wild Muskoka Hot Toddy with Tea Recipe

We will start with the base ingredients for making this original hot toddy with tea recipe using our Wild Muskoka Wild Fire Cider Tonic.

Hot Toddy with Tea Recipe



~ 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger root
~ 1 tablespoon of honey
~ A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
~ 1 teaspoon of Wild Fire Vinegar ~ A dash of cinnamon
~ 1 1/2 cups of water 

Hot Toddy With Tea Recipe Instructions:

~ Simmer the ginger in the water for 20 minutes.
~ Pour the simmered ginger tea through a strainer into your favourite mug
~ Add the other ingredients and enjoy!


Hot Toddy Cocktail

Another popular way to enjoy this lovely warm drink is to make a hot toddy cocktail. Use our hot toddy recipe above and add 1 to 1 1/2 oz of alcohol.

So, what is the best alcohol for a Hot Toddy?

A Hot Toddy Cocktail is pretty versatile. Consider any of the options below:

  • A Hot Toddy Recipe with Bourbon
  • A Hot Toddy Recipe with Brandy
  • A Hot Toddy Recipe with Whiskey
  • A Hot Toddy Recipe with Tequila


Hot Toddy for a Sore Throat Recipe with Fire Cider Tonic


If you have a sore throat or are fighting a cold, there are many benefits of fire cider tonic, ginger and honey.


We are not making any specific health claims or saying it is a miracle cure. Still, all of these ingredients have been used by herbalists and in folk medicine for generations and have documented health benefits, as linked below.


If you are making your hot toddy for a sore throat recipe or if you have a cold, you may wish to add a little extra fresh ginger, wild fire cider tonic and honey. 


Let's have a quick look at some of the hot toddy recipe ingredients as well as the benefits of fire cider and what fire cider is good for: 


Honey: Honey has many documented health benefits. First, it feels very soothing on a soar throat, regardless of other health benefits. The Mayo Clinic says that "honey is used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial agent." Just keep in mind that honey is high in natural sugars, so if you have other health conditions where you should not consume sugar, you may want to limit or remove the honey altogether. 


Ginger: According to Healthline, ginger "may help fight harmful bacteria and viruses, which could reduce your risk for infections." And according to Johns Hopkins Medicine"ginger provides a range of health benefits ."



What is Fire Cider Good For?


Fire Cider Tonic has many benefits beyond just great taste for cooking and drinks. It is a popular folk remedy that was arguably made famous by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar (We love Rosemary and are so thankful for everything she has brought to the herbal medicine world).


Recipes for fire cider

There is some controversy around the many claims of the benefits of fire cider tonic. However, the health benefits are well documented if you look at many of the ingredients on their own. Examples include the anti-inflammatory actions of components such as turmeric or ginger's immune and digestive support benefits.


Where to Buy Fire Cider?


We hope this article has got you inspired to make yourself a nice warm hot toddy. If you would like to try our original Wild Muskoka recipe with the sustainably wild foraged ingredients, you will need a bottle of our Wildfire Cider Tonic.

You can buy our WILD version of Fire Cider Tonic, just CLICK HERE!

Wild Fire Cider Tonic Recipe





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