Recipe by Two Thirsty Gardeners
“When the temperature cools, or if you’re feeling a bit under the weather, few things provide a better pick-me-up than hot, spicy booze. This recipe is a twist on the famous hot toddy, featuring a JAZZ™ Apple at its core.”
Ingredients (Serves 1)
1 JAZZ™ Apple
1 ⅓ cup water
½ cinnamon stick
1 tsp lemon juice
½ thumb-sized chunk of ginger
60ml brandy or dark rum
2 tsp honey
Cut off a slice from your JAZZ™ Apple and set it aside for later. Roughly dice the rest of the apple, including the core.
Fill your chosen drinking mug with water and pour it into a pan. Then pour in another third of a mug of water – this will allow for evaporation. To this add the diced apple, cloves, cinnamon and lemon juice. Peel and finely slice or grate the ginger and add this as well.
Bring the liquid to the boil then turn the heat down and gently simmer for 15 minutes. As the pieces of apple soften you can press them against the side of the pan to squeeze out maximum juice.
Pour in the brandy or rum and give it a good stir, then strain the liquid into your mug.
Dice the slices of apple you set aside into raisin-sized pieces and sprinkle on top. Breathe deeply while sipping and enjoy the spicy aromas of this warm and comforting appley booze.