Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule

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Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule is a cross between a hot toddy and a Moscow Mule. But chill it out, swap the vodka for whiskey (or leave it out entirely), add a few secret ingredients and you have the perfect cocktail (or mocktail) to fight off the cold, flu, or any virus or infection hanging around this winter.

Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule

Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule - a cross between a hot toddy and a Moscow mule, this delicious cocktail has ingredients that will fight colds and viruses.<

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This recipe shouldn’t even exist. Over the New Year’s weekend we were supposed to be devouring make-your-own-pizzas, prime rib, and I was even going to make my Peanut Butter Cup Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll. I planned to open some good red wine, maybe pop a bottle of bubbly. I know sometimes by New Year’s Eve people already feel like they’ve had enough holiday indulgence, so they are starting to lighten things up a bit, but holiday indulgence didn’t happen too much in our house. Two out of four got a stomach virus, and I was taking care of them and so didn’t have much appetite and energy for pounding the cookies myself.

We were going to whoop it up for New Year’s Eve. Well, as much as you can whoop it up with a 3- and 6-year old determined to stay up till midnight. That was the plan till Hubby and I got taken down by crazy sinus cold infection virus thing! Fevers, chills, sniffles, aches, and such a lack of energy and appetite that it was all I could do to get down a bowl of oatmeal and a smoothie or two over the course of the day.

Oh sure, we had the pizza since the kids wanted it… with butternut squash soup. By Sunday I felt so drained of energy that I begged the Hubby to throw a steak on the grill because I felt like I needed to replenish my iron stores, but I certainly was not making a roast. The mere thought of red wine turned my stomach and put me to sleep.

And I was also desperate for something to clear my sinuses. Someone suggested a hot toddy, but, strange as it sounds, I was craving something cold to ease the burning in my throat…

Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule - a cross between a hot toddy and a Moscow mule, this delicious cocktail has ingredients that will fight colds and viruses.

Hence the Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule was born.

I love a Kentucky Mule with ginger beer, bourbon (instead of the vodka in the traditional Moscow Mule), and a squeeze of lime, but I knew that wasn’t going to make me feel better. So I figured I’d take some of the elements of a hot toddy that people say are good for colds, like the lemon, cinnamon, honey, and yes, the whiskey, and add it to the mule, plus some apple cider vinegar (the good stuff, trust me), a squeeze of orange, and a little extra ginger for good measure.

Not only was this drink strong and spicy with just the right amount of sweetness making it totally delicious, but just a short while later my head was clear and I could breathe. The Hubby and I enjoyed them again the next night, even though I was feeling better. So totally no need to wait until you are stuffy and miserable to enjoy this twist on a classic cocktail. You can enjoy it anytime, and maybe it’ll even keep those nasty bugs away. Of course, you could also make yourself a Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mule if you prefer.

Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule - a cross between a hot toddy and a Moscow mule, this delicious cocktail has ingredients that will fight colds and viruses.

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Here’s the Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule recipe!

Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule

A cross between a hot toddy and a Moscow mule, this delicious cocktail has ingredients that will fight colds and viruses.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 8 oz ginger beer, the size of the bottle varies by brand. I like Fever Tree.
  • 1 oz whiskey, leave this out for a mocktail
  • 1 Tablespoon unfiltered apple cider vinegar such as Bragg's
  • 1 teaspoon honey or more to taste
  • 1 lemon wedge about 1/4 of a lemon
  • 1 orange wedge about 1/8 of an orange
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a slice of fresh ginger and cinnamon stick optional

Instructions

  • Add some ice to a copper mug or glass. Pour in the ginger beer, whiskey, apple cider vinegar, and honey, and stir to combine. Squeeze the lemon and orange into the drink, sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon, and garnish with the slice of fresh ginger and cinnamon stick, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 64.2mg78%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy (and feel better)!

Cold Toddy Whiskey Mule - a cross between a hot toddy and a Moscow mule, this delicious cocktail has ingredients that will fight colds and viruses.

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