Most parts of the country has started getting first sprinkles of Monsoon, weather has changed from hot and dry to humid and pleasant, the air around is filled with the pleasant aroma of wet soil, especially Bangalore weather is back to it's chilling self with frequent showers and drizzling. When we thought of shifting to Bangalore weather was one of the factors that convinced us that it is going to be a pleasant stay.
So here is my entry for UrbanDazzle Contest at IFBM 2014 Hot Apple Toddy with Garam Masala and I would like to serve it in Punch Tumbler so that there is handle support in glass in case your fingers cannot take the heat of the glass.
Recipe: Hot Apple Toddy with Garam Masala
Yield: Serves 2
500ml apple juice
¼ Cup good quality rum
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp Garam Masala (see recipe here)
A thumb size ginger piece, cleaned and sliced
2 - 3 orange wedges with skin
Juice of half lemon
In a saucepan simmer apple juice along with Garam Masala, orange and ginger slices over low heat for 5 - 10 minutes, until the aroma of spices, orange and ginger is well incorporated into the juice.
In a jar add honey, rum, lemon juice and hot apple juice. Give it a nice stir once not for too long, just to mix all ingredients together.
Strain and pour in the serving glasses and garnish with star anise and lime slices. Serve hot.
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