Here we are – mid November. On the verge of the holiday craziness, careening towards our ultimate destination: Cozytown, USA.
I, for one, have decided a few important seasonal things – I WILL incorporate a festive poncho into my everyday wardrobe, I WILL consider hot yoga followed by hot ramen as my ultimate self care routine, and I REFUSE to get sick.
I have a tendency this time of year to pick up whatever bug is floating around and end up with no option but to just sit life out for the week. Not this year, Satan. This lady does not have time for that. My immune system is getting JACKED with vitamins.
Speaking of vitamins…
My tenure as a cocktail recipe creator for Argentine Yerba Mate for this year is coming to a close. I wanted to end with something that spoke to the season but also to me! The classic Hot Toddy is not the most exciting of drinks but it isseasonal and cozy and is an actual drink I make when I’m feeling a little under the weather. This year, I thought I’d preemptively stave off any semblance of sick coming on, and create a hot toddy that may actually have some additional medicinal benefits – with Argentine Yerba Mate added to the mix, while also adding a little extra deliciousness of course!
I like to add a spicy rye whiskey to a toddy. It’s not as sweet as a bourbon but will lend an additional zing. A traditional toddy uses hot water, but for this recipe, we’re steeping Argentine Yerba Mate tea in its place. It will not only add a deeper, richer flavor, it will also be an energizing boost, and a rich source of powerful antioxidants, packed with B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, potassium and manganese. I WILL have my cocktails and not get sick this year, dangit!
Because this is such an easy drink to make, I could see this becoming a night time ritual – like after that hot yoga and ramen…just curl up with one of these babies. You’ll get to Cozytown in no time, with ‘night ‘night right around the corner. In your face, seasonal sick-y bug. I’ve got some powerful defenses that just happen to be delicious as heck.
Yerba Mate Hot Toddy
1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
1 cup Yerba Mate Tea
1 Tablespoon Honey
.5 oz Lemon
Combine ingredients in mug. Garnish with lemon wheel & cinnamon stick.
You can find Argentine Yerba Mate brands in specialty tea stores and in select Whole Foods Markets across the U.S. You can also purchase Argentine Yerba Mate on Amazon.com.
Be sure to stay tuned to my Instagram this week as I’ll be running a very generous giveaway from the fine folks at Argentine Yerba Mate that may or may not include a delicious shopping spree at Whole Foods!
This post was sponsored by National Institute for Argentine Yerba Mate