Tot Hoddy

Posted on: February 7th, 2009 by admin 3 Comments

Time for the first special guest post! Today our resident cocktail expert NYCase is in the house……

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day and sitting down with a relaxing cold beer in hand. Unless it’s winter and you need to wear gloves to hold the beer. I prefer drinks that warm you up while you wind down. My favorite winter drink is a Hot Toddy.
There are many different ways to make a hot toddy but I found a simple no frills recipe that works for me:

  • 1 c apple Juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 shot of whiskey, brandy or rum

Warm the apple juice, cinnamon stick and honey on the stovetop (to let the cinnamon steep. Alternatively you can microwave). This should only take about 4 minutes on medium heat. Pour into a mug and top with the liquor. Make sure to keep the cinnamon stick in the cup for extra flavor and stir. If the liquor is added before heating the alcohol will burn off and reduce its toasty effect!

Some other variations use lemon juice, tea, cloves, sugar, or apple cider so experiment with flavors to find a toddy that works for you. Think of it as a warm, sweet winter concoction that your grandmother might serve to keep the cold away.


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  2. edgeobserver says:

    I drank these in the winter but my recipe uses MD 20/20 and twizzlers.

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