Cold winter nights are perfect for this classic cocktail. Designed to Warm,comfort and relax you.
I always looked forward to illness as an excuse to fix myself hot toddies: whisky, lemon, honey and hot water. I am always impressed with a pub that serves them. They hit the spot when you have just battled against freezing winds or been rendered senseless by the crass cavalcade of Christmas. Currently vogueish is hot spiced cider; a lovely winter warmer, particularly when made with berry flavoured cider. Mulled wine can be hit or miss: too sweet and it’s like a Ribena mouthwash, too many bits and pieces and it’s like vomiting in reverse.
The hot toddy has long been a staple on the chicest cocktail menus, and many recipes are based on hot flavoured tea. You can easily invent your own versions. Try using peppermint tea with spiced rum and crushed limes for a hot mojito, or hibiscus tea with Chambord and sambucca.
This spiced toddy should warm your cockles:
Generous measure of Barcelo Gran Aneio Rum
Small measure of The Bitter Truth – Pimento Dram
4-5 dashes of The Bitter Truth – Orange Bitters
10 ml Sugar Syrup (made by dissolving 1 cup sugar in 2 cups water)
Hot Darjeeling Tea
Put all ingredients into a tea cup or glass and stir. Add orange peel and grate nutmeg on top.
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