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Apple toddy

Warming cinnamon, cloves and ginger with England’s most beloved orchard fruit makes luscious base for a classic hot toddy. This steamy marriage not only teases out the sweet, woody spice aromas, it also enhances their winter bug-battling properties.


Place all the ingredients in a saucepan apart from the vinegar and honey. Simmer for 10 minutes to imbue a depth of flavour from the spices.

Take off the heat. Add the vinegar and honey and pour into glasses.

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500ml apple juice

250ml water

1 cinnamon stick, broken into two

6 cloves

6 slices of ginger

3 strips of lemon zest

3 strips of orange zest

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp raw honey