If you haven’t already heard of Manuka honey, take note. Not only does it taste delicious, it has been widely recognized for its natural powerhouse qualities. Unlike most honeys found in the supermarket, Manuka Health MGO™ Honey derives from the Manuka plant, found only in New Zealand. Every jar tested, packed and sealed can be traced directly back to the beekeeper.
To beat the chill of these last cold weeks of winter, Marlon Tulaszewski, bartender at Polo Bar and Ardent Hospitality, has created a delicious and easy to follow recipe for a MockToddy. Follow these few simple steps for a natural energy boost:
Hot MockToddy ~ Serves 4-6
1/4 cup Loose Leaf Tea (Earl Grey is our favorite)
2 cups Apple Juice -freshly pressed is best
Juice of 4 lemons
10 Whole Cloves
1 Ceylon Cinnamon Stick
8 cups Water
1/4 cup Manuka Health MGO™ Honey
Simmer all ingredients in a pot for 20 minutes, strain into four to six mugs and garnish with one lemon wheel and a cinnamon stick. Sip and savor these cold days away. When the weather warms up, chill this energy booster with a few ice cubes.
Either way you sip this delicious beverage, you’ll know that it’s much more than a taste treat.
Manuka honey is rare; it is only made in New Zealand, and can only be made for a few weeks a year when the Manuka plant is in flower
Manuka honey is a complex honey that goes far beyond a simple table honey. It has been the focus of extensive scientific research evidencing remarkable natural properties that set it apart from other honeys and make it so highly prized throughout the world.
Manuka honey is a natural skin care ingredient that helps plump and hydrate the skin to protect against dryness. It softens and soothes the skin, great for rough skin or after environmental exposure from the sun, wind or cold.
Manuka honey also has powerful and long lasting antibacterial activity when applied to wounds and broken skin. It also has a direct soothing action and stimulates natural repair and healing when applied topically.
For more information, visit the manukahealth.co.nz/en-nz.