We all know and love the traditional Hot Toddy, don’t we? It’s that classic cocktail that we drink during the winter, or when we’re starting to get sick.
Well, this version replaces the whiskey with cognac. The result is an amazingly luxe drink that feels completely different.
French Herbal Hot Toddy
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This cocktail can be served in any mug, but it looks oh so elegant when in a glass mug. The mugs used in this drink are available here. The cinnamon stick garnish imparts a delightful, subtle spiciness, and looks great. Be sure to get good quality cinnamon sticks.
Serves 7 oz
This twist on the classic Hot Toddy has a rich, spicy and herbal-y flavor that's a lovely contrast to the classic whiskey drink.
2 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
4 minTotal Time
- 1 oz. Benedictine Liqueur
- 1 oz. French Cognac
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
- 4 cloves
- 1 lemon peel
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. honey
- Hot Water
- Cinnamon Stick, for garnish
- Stud the lemon wedge with the cloves.
- Place into a glass mug, and add the other ingredients.
- Top with hot water.
- Stir to steep and combine.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
Benedictine is an herbal liqueur with a sweet flavor that’s made in France. History says that the elixir was created by the Benedictine monks, but alas, it’s just a fable.
Try this delightful cocktail on a cold evening, and I think you’ll be wildly impressed with it.
Drink courtesy of Mark Addison.