Friday, 11 December 2015

Scerf's Irish Toddy

Throat infection, squeaky voice - dilemmma! Or do you just want to get your toddy on? Well then, look no further! My friend Emma made this lovely brew when I was ill.

Back in Norway, hot toddy is non-alcoholic, and normally just hot black currant juice, but here in Scotland... When I asked for a toddy, I was given something just a liiiiittle bit stronger.... Emma, from Ireland no less! told me that in Ireland they add cloves, and on this here occasion, she also added a little bit of cinnamon, delicious!

Scerf's Irish Toddy
(Serves 2-3)

500 ml boiling water
1/2 lemon, juice
10 cloves, whole
6 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon

Whisky to serve
Slices of lemon to serve

- Simply start by boiling the water. Pour into a tea pot, and if you have one of the ones with a metal filter, you can put the cloves in there to let the water infuse for 5-10 minutes before removing it, or use a sieve - both works!

- Add the lemon, honey, and cinnamon and leave until it is hot enough to handle.

- Pour a measure of whiskey into a small whiskey glass or a tea cup and then pour over the toddy, this way you don't have to risk the full mixure with whiskey going cold, and you can choose what measures you'd like - which is certainly not a bad thing if you ask me!

What's your favourite hot toddy recipe?

Recipe by my friend Emma aka Scerf

- Jules


  1. I have never tried toddy before, but that is so sweet of your friend!! I would love to try this!

    1. In Norway, we had hot black currant toddy which was basically just diluted juice with hot water, but in the UK and Ireland it has got to have whisky in it, haha :P Warms you up on a cold Winter's night, that's for sure! x

  2. Spennende oppskrift :) Jeg husker så godt slik solbær-toddy fra jeg var barn. Hadde faktisk glemt det, til jeg leste dette innlegget. Men det var så godt, og gir skikkelig barndomsfølelse.

    1. Er på tide og gjenoppleve barndommsminner da vel :D Er sikker på du hadde kunne kommet på en deilig og sunn oppskrift :) x