Prep Time: < 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 drink

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.”


  • 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 Runamok Aromatic Bitters


  • 1 Mix brandy, cognac, lemon juice and maple syrup in a mug.
  • 2 Fill with just boiled water to taste (about 8 oz), and stir.
  • 3 Top with 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, and enjoy!
  • 4 Can be garnished with a lemon peel, apple slice, cinnamon stick, or cloves.