Build in a pre-heated mug. Garnish with an orange peel.
|1600-1775 (Punch Age), Après-ski
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There are many ways to make a Hot Toddy. A lot of them suck. This one is pretty good.
If you want it to be piping hot, build everything except the hot water in a shaker tin in a hot water bath. Once warmed through, pour this into the pre-heated mug and top with hot water.
I know, pimento bitters are not exactly growing on trees. I just happened to have Dale DeGroff's when making this toddy. You can substitute a barspoon of pimento dram or failing that, a dusting of nutmeg.
While visiting the Oregon coast, I came up with a variation I call a North Coast Toddy:
- 1 1/2 oz dark rum (Goslings)
- 3/4 oz ginger syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 2 dashes pimento bitters
- 4 oz hot water