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Turmeric Hot Toddy Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Turmeric Hot Toddy

Spice up your hygge routine and your holiday gatherings with a healing, cold-fighting turmeric toddy to please a crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Wellness
Keyword: immunity
Servings: 4
Author: Hello Glow
Cost: $12


  • Soup pot
  • Strainer


  • 2 turmeric roots, peeled and grated (or 2 teaspoons turmeric powder)
  • 1- inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 anise stars
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 cups purified water
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon organic raw honey


  • Add the ginger, turmeric, spices, and water to a medium soup pot and bring to a boil over low heat.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes over low heat, then strain and let it cool until comfortable to drink.
  • Add the lemon juice, honey, and bourbon (if using), and mix it well before serving.
  • Divide into serving glasses, garnish with anise stars, and serve.
    Turmeric Hot Toddy Recipe


Optionally, just about 4 tablespoons of quality bourbon can make your turmeric hot toddy even better! The warming taste of bourbon pairs perfectly with the spicy ginger and peppery turmeric. Plus, the alcohol has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and it gives a kick to your metabolism when consumed in small quantities. And if you make this drink for an evening gathering, adding bourbon not only guarantees a rich flavor but also a good mood!