Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy its what people talk about during the cold winter months and how wonderful this drink tastes. I NEVER HAD ONE! I figured it was time for me to experience this wonderful cocktail so I scoured the net and my magazines looking for a recipe for one that tickled my fancy. Basically this is what I found out, the Hot Toddy is usually known as a toasty winter beverage made from a distilled spirit, honey and water. Now that I knew the basics I chose a Apple Liqueur recipe it seemed like the one I would most want to snuggle up to a fire and drink. Enjoy!
recipe adapted from food and wine vitaly paley
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups apple liqueur, I used Berentzen
- Eight 3-inch cinnamon sticks
In small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and apple brandy. Set a cinnamon stick in each of 8 mugs or heatproof glasses, pour in the hot liquid and serve.