Hot Toddy

If you’ve been keeping up with this blog for a while you’ll no doubt know that hot drinks aren’t usually my favorite thing.  However, call it getting old or a change of heart or whatever you like, this week I was drawn to feature a hot drink.  It’s one that’s almost universally known, but I wonder how many people have actually tried one.  I know I haven’t.  But, let’s mix us up some Hot Toddies and see if we can’t change that.

Hot Toddy (Joy of Mixology)
3 Whole Cloves
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Honey
4-5 oz Boiling Water
2 oz Whiskey, Brandy or Dark Rum
Freshly Grated Nutmeg or Allspice
Lemon Twist
1) Place cloves, cinnamon and honey in a coffee cup
2) Add the boiling water and stir to dissolve honey
3) Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes
4) Add the liquor and stir to combine
5) Dust the top with nutmeg or allspice
6) Garnish with a lemon twist

Regan mentions that there is nearly endless possibilities for variation with this cocktail and it’s easy to see why.  I’m looking forward to digging my heals in and hopefully changing my viewpoint on hot drinks forever after.  Any great Toddy recipes you’d care to share?






One response to “Hot Toddy”

  1. Greg Harned Avatar

    Star anise can be a nice flavor addition, as well as an attractive garnish.