Our friend, Allison Ball sent us her recipe for a ginger hot toddy that will take the chill off of the most brutal winter weather. She describes it so well, I’m handing the recipe writing over to her.
Allison: “I find the Hot Toddy to be one of those drinks that is so simple in concept that people often skip a recipe altogether, thinking that it’s as straightforward as adding a brown spirit (usually bourbon) to tea. The result is usually lacking balance, and consequently the toddy is overlooked, or dismissed as a mediocre wintertime drink. Here, we skip the tea all together, combining brandy & cognac with lemon juice, Runamok Ginger Root Infused maple syrup, hot water, and a few dashes of bitters to create a balanced, spicy, and addictive cold weather cocktail. I guarantee it will quickly become part of your winter routine.”
Ginger Hot Toddy
- 1 oz apple brandy (Lairds, or Calvados)
- 1 oz Cognac
- 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 oz Runamok Ginger Root Maple Syrup
- Hot Water
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mix brandy, cognac, lemon juice and maple syrup in a mug. Fill with just boiled water to taste (about 8 oz), and stir. Top with 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, and enjoy! Can be garnished with a lemon peel, apple slice, cinnamon stick, or cloves.
You can also sub in bourbon for the brandy & cognac (so 2 oz bourbon total) but my preference is the brandy/cognac combo.