Hot Toddies

Winter is coming and so are Hot Toddies!

One of the best ways to keep warm is by preparing a batch of Hot Toddies. Don’t drink them all by yourself though ūüėČ

Scotch Hot Toddy

Scotch Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Scotch whisky
  • 3 barspoons runny honey
  • 15 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 180 ml¬†hot water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1¬†lemon¬†slice
  • 1 orange¬†slice

Equipment

  • jigger
  • barspoon
  • paring knife
  • juicer
  • toddy glass, or another heat resistant glass

Method

  1. Add the Scotch whisky, honey and lemon juice. I like to use Talisker Skye whisky for this recipe.
  2. Carefully add the hot water and stir until the honey is dissolved.
  3. Garnish the Scotch Hot Toddy with the lemon and orange slices and a cinnamon stick

 

Annica’s Hot Toddy

My girlfriend is a big fan of cognac so when it’s a cold winter day, I’d like to make her a Hot Toddy based on this French Spirit. And obviously, her favorite Toddy is named after her ūüėČ

Annicas_Hot_Toddy

Ingredients

  • 45 ml cognac
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 3 barspoons runny honey
  • 15 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 180 ml¬†hot Earl Grey tea
  • 2¬†slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 orange¬†zest

Equipment

  • jigger
  • barspoon
  • paring knife
  • zester
  • juicer
  • toddy glass, or another heat resistant glass

Method

  1. Add the cognac, Cointreau, honey and lemon juice.
  2. Add one slice of fresh ginger, without the bitter sides.
  3. Carefully add the hot Earl Grey tea and stir until the honey is dissolved.
  4. Remove the slice of ginger.
  5. Add a new, pretty slice of ginger as a garnish, together with a small orange zest.

 

Raspberry Skye Toddy

Another Scotch based Hot Toddy but a more fruity style than the first mentioned Scotch Hot Toddy. The fruitiness comes from the Cherry Brandy and the use of a raspberry tea. Try to get your hands on a natural infusion style tea, instead of a flavoured black tea. A black tea will add too much dark notes for this recipe. Oh, and this one serves two ūüėČ

Raspberry_Skye_Toddy

Ingredients

  • 60 ml¬†Talisker Skye whisky
  • 30 ml Cherry Brandy
  • 6 barspoons runny honey
  • 30 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 400¬†ml¬†hot raspberry¬†tea
  • 4 orange slices

Equipment

  • jigger
  • barspoon
  • paring knife
  • juicer
  • toddy glass, or another heat resistant glass

Method

  1. Add the Talisker, Cherry Brandy (I prefer the one from Herman Jansen), honey and lemon juice.
  2. Carefully add the hot raspberry tea and stir until the honey is dissolved.
  3. Garnish with two slices of orange, and if you have them, as I didn’t at the time of the photo, some raspberries on a skewer.
  4. Enjoy!