A Hot Toddy is usually made with brandy, rum or whiskey, but at Gin Explorer we like to mix things up. So we’ve added a twist, gin!
Hot Toddy’s are traditionally (but not very scientifically) used for medicinal purposes, particularly to soothe colds. They’re so delicious though you shouldn’t save them for when you’re sick! On a cold, dark night, why not snuggle up cosy and warm with this comforting cocktail.
- 40 ml gin (We recommend a gin with a strong citrus flavour to mesh with the lemon juice. Leeds Gin is a great choice.)
- 20 ml fresh lemon juice (approx. juice of 1 lemon)
- 50ml hot water
- 1 teaspoon sugar (adjust to taste)
- Cinnamon stick
This could not be any easier…
Add all the ingredients (bar the cinnamon stick) into a glass.
Stir it well (you can use the cinnamon stick for this).
Add the cinnamon stick for garnish.
We served ours in a teapot – just to be a little different. If you’re using a glass, make sure the water isn’t boiling as not to crack the glass and result in a cut finger…we’re all about the Health & Safety here!!
There’s lots of little tweaks you can do with this recipe as well – you can try a simple syrup* rather than sugar or a drop of honey would also be a treat.
*to make a simple syrup, add 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a saucepan and gently heat until the sugar dissolves. Easy!