It’s been a while now I wanted to brew this one. Well, this cocktail can be made with any type of liquor some  honey or sugar, hot coffee or tea or hot water with a dash of  lemon. However, popularly the Hot Toddy recipe consists of bourbon, honey, hot water and lemon.

It is believed to be a very old drink invented in Scotland in the 1700s. It is said the country’s staple liquor, Scotch, had a harsh smoky flavor that women were not fond of. The Hot Toddy may have been designed as a sweeter-tasting alternative for ladies.

Hot Toddy, is a popular cold-weather drink and preferably enjoyed at home in a relaxed environment.

With a little twist, here is my Hot toddy instead of the popular Bourbon, I go the traditional way by having  a Speyside Single  Malt Scotch Whisky ‘Tamnavulin’
Double Cask finished in sherry butts. This whisky comes with notes of dried orange, ginger and wood spice and sure is perfect match for the mix.

Hot Toddy

Whiskey – 50 ml @tamnavulinwhisky
Orange Juice – 10 ml
Lemon juice – 10 ml
Cloves – 2
Star Anise petal – 2
Cinnamon stick – 1/2 an inch
Sugar cubes – 2
Black Coffee – 100 ml

Preparation Method

Add to 100 ml of hot water the cloves, star anise petal, cinnamon stick and let it infuse for 10 minutes. Add a teaspoon of instant Nescafe coffee and sugar cubes & let it rest for 2 minutes. Strain the spiced infused black coffee in a  mug and add to it the whisky, orange and lemon juice. Stir it gently .
Enjoy this  invigorating drink.


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