As we move deeper towards the end of the year, we can only anticipate spending more time indoors. The cooler it gets outside, the more we steer away from those cold and sugar filled cocktails, and if you are like me, you probably would like to be sitting cozy with someone special and enjoying a warm drink. A Hot Toddy is the poster child for winter drinks.
There isn’t a real one way to making this drink. Some people use whis(key), while others opt for: scotch-whiskey, rum, bourbon or whichever brandy is around. When it comes down to a hot toddy, it is really whatever spirit strikes your fancy. Follow the instructions below and enjoy yourself this winter.
- Heat your glass with hot water from a kettle. Be sure the glass isn’t cold
- When ready to pour contents into glass pour out the hot water now strain in your cocktail add hot water on top about 4 oz of hot water.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a flamed orange peel.
Prohibition Hot Toddy*
2 oz Cutty Prohibition Scotch Whisky
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz Honey water syrup
Splash of fresh pressed ginger juice
(You can also muddle fresh ginger in the glass)
Hot water from a kettle
Combine everything into a mixing vessel stir with a bar spoon
*Instructions and cocktail recipe provided by Kenneth McCoy, Ward III