Magic Green Toddy Recipe

Magic Green Toddy
Photo for Mary Kay Holmes

Feeling like you may be coming down with something? Fighting off what your office mates have? This is the cocktail for you.


Thumb sized piece of ginger
Juice of one lime
Pinch or two of fresh or frozen kale
Simple syrup or honey
1/2 shot whiskey (or more if you like)
1/2 shot triple sec/orange liqueur
Hot water

Preparation: How to make a Magic Green Toddy

  1. Peel the ginger and slice a long thin slice off for later
  2. Throw the remaining ginger, lime juice, syrup/honey and kale into the blender with a couple tablespoons of warm water and blend until liquified
  3. Pour into a mug - if you are fussy about pulp of any kind you can pour through a sieve, but I like maximum ginger ingestion.
  4. Add whiskey and triple sec
  5. Fill with hot water
  6. Stir
  7. Garnish with a lime slice and the slice of ginger
  8. Sip and smile knowing you are getting healthier with each drop of goodness.
Magic Green Toddy