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Immune Boosting “Hot Toddy” Recipe

Relief is available in the most practical places. One of my favorite ways to enjoy is to pair it with Comfort and great memories.  A favorite childhood memory was sipping my grandmas Hot Toddies while bundled up in a comfy blanket.  The hot toddies were always fragrant, warm, and I always felt better after having one followed by a night of restful sleep.  Grandma only issued these hot toddies when I was sick, so they were very special and rare.  As an adult I can have hot toddies whenever i’d like and as a cannabis advocate I never forget to add the BUZZ!

Adding MAAT Apothecary’s Cannabis infused Spiced Honey has been my addition to this tradition and I want you to try it and share with your loved ones.  Why?  Because local honey has hella benefits!  Honey has been used since antiquity by our ancestors for it’s ability to boost immunity, soothe the throat, ease coughing, as well as for other health benefits associated with it’s Anti-Oxidants, Anti-Inflammatory, and Anti-Bacterial properties.  Honey is also a fantastic natural sweetener that can enhance the flavor of your foods & beverages.  This is very likely why ancestors combined it with citrus in the Hot Toddy to facilitate the healing process.  Citrus fruits like Lemon, Orange, Lime, and Grapefruit contain “Vitamin C” which is an essential nutrient that’s important for proper immune function.  It’s also an antioxidant like honey and is involved in aiding the repair of body tissues.  

The entourage of healing and relaxation in every Hot Toddy is undeniable. We hope it becomes a staple medicinal drink in your household that makes it easier for you to reach your wellness goals and keep your immunity boosted!

Check out our step by step tutorial here!  Get creative and be sure to tag us @MAATApothecaryCa while you prepare and enjoy your Hot Toddy!

You can currently get our Cannabis Infused Spiced Honey at any of these Retailers!  You can support Social Equity in Cannabis by requesting MAAT Apothecary’s Cannabis Infused Spiced Honey at your friendly local cannabis retailer.  


1 cup hot water

1 wedge of lemon

1 tsp MAAT Spiced Honey


A Shot (1/3 cup) of whiskey

A Dropper of Tincture

1 tsp of Herbal Tea


Boil water then pour over your lemon (herbal tea) and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.  

Strain ( if using herbal tea )

Stir in MAAT Spiced Honey until combined (add your shot of liquor, drop of tincture, or garnish at this time if using).

Drink and enjoy!

As you drink your Hot Toddy, say a wellness affirmation for yourself. If you don’t have one, try one these:

“Every cell in my body is working to make me well” 

“Every cell in my body works for my highest good” 

“I am healing with every breath.” 

Always Claim your healing! Never claim your illness.


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Where to buy our Infused Spiced Honey?

Infused Spiced Honey by MAAT Apothecary, Oakland, Ca
Infused Spiced Honey from MAAT Apothecary, Oakland, CA

A generational herbalist from East Oakland envisioned a world where The Keys to Optimal Health, Wholeness, and Wellbeing are available to all.  Through the Alchemy of Transformation MAAT Apothecary was created and Clean, Conscious, Bio-Dynamic, and Lab Tested herbs are artisan formulated to deliver consistent experiential wellness to all. 

We know that being the change you want to see in the world is exceptionally easier when you are pain free, getting restful sleep, and have anxiety, weight, & other ailments managed naturally.  We proudly deliver an Experience that embodies within YOU the Ancient Wisdom of MAAT for a Balanced and Harmonious Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Allow Our timeless wellness formulations to transform your tired and ailing form into a “Body Powered by MAAT”!


You can purchase our NEW Infused Spiced Honey at the following Licensed Retailers:

New Life Delivery

Padre Mu Delivery

Zenganic Delivery

Bay Queen Delivery

Osaiyin Delivery

Sava Delivery

Project Cannabis SF

Blum Oakland

Blum San Leandro

MAAT Apothecary is a Woman Owned, Oakland Social Equity Business that advocates for Restorative Justice, Experiential Wellness, Education Equity, and Poverty Alleviation in historically traumatized communities. A portion of all MAAT Apothecary sales support these efforts.

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Sweet, Spicy, and Delicious Sorrel Recipe.

Let Food be thy Medicine

Allow yourself to be transported to the Tropics through the power of your taste buds by enjoying our version of an Island favorite.  Sorrel, is a well known Caribbean refreshment that is a standard at gatherings, on warm days, or “Just Because”!  If your taste buds are delighted by the tart flavor of Hibiscus flowers, you’ll be blown away by the added essence of ginger & cinnamon spice added to your drink courtesy of our Infused Spiced Honey. 

Sorrel’s main ingredient, Hibiscus, is filled with antioxidants, and has been traditionally used to support heart health, cholesterol, UTI’s, and blood pressure balance.  You may have heard of this low calorie drink by it’s other name variations such as Agua de Jamaica, Roselle, or Guinea Sorrel.  Clove provides sorrel with some of it’s spice and has been known to support metabolism by regulating appetite, aiding in pain relief thanks to the compound eugenol, and remineralizing the body.  Just one teaspoon of clove contains more than 50% of your FDA daily recommended intake of the bone building nutrient Manganese!

Try our Sorrel recipe today!

Sorrel Recipe

Single Cup Serving


1 teaspoon Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Pinch of 1 ground Clove

1 ground Cardamom pod

1 strip of Orange Peel

Pinch of 1 ground star Anise

1-2 teaspoons of MAAT Apothecary’s  Infused Spiced Honey (Currently Available at these retailers)


Bring water to a rolling boil.

Add Sorrel herbs to a mesh strainer or muslin

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over your Sorrel herbs 

Allow to steep for 5 to 10 minutes (tartness and other flavors will increase with infusion time)

Strain Sorrel

Add a teaspoon or 2 of spiced honey to taste, stir and enjoy!

*Sorrel will remain fresh & safe for approximately 3 days refrigerated

These delicious all natural ingredients have the potential to deliver a number of benefits.  However, several factors such as each user’s age, health, and other conditions will require you to research how each ingredient will interact with your current lifestyle. Avoid consuming more than 3 cups/500 grams of sorrel per day.