This recipe makes a warming spice blend that you can stir into hot water for a daily shot or turn into a hot toddy for a tea-like sipping beverage.


  • For hotshot spice blend (1 cup):

  • 2 oz. ground turmeric
  • 1 oz. ground organic Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 oz. ground ginger
  • For spice shot (1 serving):

  • ¼ to ½ tsp. hotshot spice blend
  • 1 oz. hot water
  • For hotshot toddy (1 serving):

  • 2 tsp. hotshot spice blend
  • 2 tsp. honey (optional)
  • 8 oz. hot almond milk (or other milk of choice)


For hotshot spice blend: Mix all spices together and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

For spice shot: Mix ¼ to ½ tsp. hotshot spice blend in 1 oz. hot water and drink daily.

For hotshot toddy: Mix spice blend and honey with hot almond milk (or other milk of choice) and sip while it’s warm.

Serving Suggestions

The hotshot spice blend or spice shot can also be stirred into oatmeal, smoothies, or herbal tea.


1 cup spice blend

Thanks To

Elly Cooke Ross, Savory Spice—South End/Charlotte, NC

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Savory Spice Shop Ingredients
Turmeric, Ground, Organic 2 oz bag $2.85
Cinnamon, Ceylon, "True", Organic 1 oz bag $4.65
Ginger, Peruvian, Ground, Organic 1/2 oz bag $1.70



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