Gin hot toddy
To soothe a winter cold, what could be better than your grandmother’s recipe for ponce, a kind of hot toddy made with gin? While the old-time original recipe called for genever, like that made by De Kuyper, I much prefer using a dry gin, which offers a more delicate flavour and aroma, such as the Quebec gin Ungava with its lemony colour, aromas of Nordic juniper and slightly spicy flavour thanks to the addition of Labrador tea.
2 oz. (60 mL) gin
2 tsp. (10 mL) honey
¼ tsp. (1 mL) whole cloves, or a pinch of nutmeg
1 lemon, freshly squeezed
1 slice of fresh lemon
1 cup (250 mL) boiling water
Pour the dry gin, lemon juice and honey into a cup or hot toddy glass. Add the cloves or pinch of nutmeg. Fill the cup with boiling water, let infuse for several minutes and slowly savour!