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Blueberry Ginger Toddy

Blueberry Ginger Toddy

Recipe by Coley Cooks

Fresh ingredients are the star of this warm blueberry ginger toddy. It’s a holiday season craft cocktail perfect for sharing with a friend to warm up on a cold winter day. Fresh lemon, blueberries and a hint of ginger give this blueberry ginger toddy a unique flavor that will be hard to resist!



  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 lemon wedges, plus 2 more for garnish
  • 2 ounces bourbon (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons honey



  1. In the bottom of a teapot or heatproof pitcher, muddle blueberries, ginger and lemon wedges.
  2. Pour ½ cup boiling water over top and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Measure one ounce of bourbon (optional) and one tablespoon of honey into two glasses.
  4. Add strained blueberry mixture and divide between the glasses.
  5. Stir until honey is dissolved and garnish with a few blueberries and a lemon wedge. Serve immediately.


For a mocktail version, skip the bourbon.