Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hot Toddy / Hot Tot Toddy

Another guest request, this time while snow was falling heavily outside the bar. I had already set up for ingredients and glassware giving the weather conditions. I just knew this one would be a hit.

I didn't have cloves, but that was no bother. Star anise and nutmeg sprinkles did the trick all on their own. It is great seeing this drink served in a clear hot cocktail mug.

After this, I made Hot Tot Toddies (non-alcoholic) for my co-workers because it was so cold standing around the bar while the temperature outside kept dropping. 

Hot Toddy
  • 3 oz. chosen liqueur (Bulleit bourbon used)
  • 1 oz. honey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 5 whole cloves
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  • lemon slice
  • boiling water or hot tea (Earl Grey used)
  • grated nutmeg
  • cinnamon stick
Add all ingredients except cinnamon stick and boiling water to a warmed coffee mug. Add boiling water and garnish with cinnamon stick. (Note: it is fun to toast an end of the cinnamon stick with a torch lighter to get it to smoke as you deliver the drink. The small chimney of smoke curls off the mug in a very welcoming way.)

For the Hot Tot Toddy, leave out the alcohol. Be sure to use tea as a substitute for flavor.

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