This red wine hot toddy recipe doesn’t use any bourbon or whiskey.
Confession time! I can’t drink brown liquors. Whiskey? Bourbon? Rye? Just the smell makes me feel like I’m going to be sick, and it’s not that I don’t like these liquors. It’s some sort of crazy allergy. I developed this red wine hot toddy recipe as an alternative to the brown-booze-based ones that most people make during the winter months.
I love fall weather, but what I don’t love so much is cold and flu season. Darrol’s doctor said that the first cold and flu season with a baby is the roughest, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned already it’s that when Darrol gets sick, Dave and I are almost guaranteed to also get sick. A hot toddy is such a nice treat when you’re under the weather, and this one is packed with ginger to clear your sinuses and a generous amount of lemon juice for vitamin C.
The wine that I used to make this hot toddy recipe is Our Daily Red. It’s an organic table wine, and it’s totally vegan.
“Vegan wine?” you ask. Yes! Wine can actually contain a few different animal products (ew!). You can read more about that over at Eat Drink Better. Our Daily Red sent me a free bottle of their table wine to try, and it’s good stuff! I’ve actually bought their wine before, but it had been a while, and when they offered me a bottle to review, I couldn’t resist.
Do you have a favorite vegan wine? I love a good glass of red and am always looking for new bottles to break open!
Vegan Red Wine Hot Toddy Recipe
Gingery, lemony Red Wine Hot Toddy is just the thing when you're feeling a little under the weather.
- 1 cup water
- 1" piece fresh ginger sliced
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/2 an ounce white rum
- juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or coconut nectar optional, or to taste
Put the ginger and water on the stove and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a large mug. Strain the hot ginger tea you made right into the cup. Stir, and sip!