A cure for the wintery doldrums: It’s Hot Toddy Day

Bourbon, brandy and other bodacious spirits to ward off the wintery chill.
A cure for wintery vapors…the “hot toddy”  was classically, a beverage for wintery or wet weather, also believed to be an elixir for the common cold–though now disputed since alcohol can cause dehydration.
Classically, whiskey was the main forestay…and…since whiskey derives its name from ancient Gaelic terms , it could be that “toddy” was a facetious name for whiskey.
Nevertheless…as ever, the Menu Shoppe has it covered…discover our “finds”.
While our extensive product portfolio ought remedy menu needs.  Consider a specialty menu for cocktails…or Hot Toddys. Or muse our newest product: the LED Specials Board…for all sorts of assorted specialities.
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Classic Hot Toddy
1 teaspoon honey
2 fluid ounces boiling water
1 1/2 fluid ounces whiskey of your choice
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice lemon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavors can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving.
Toasty Toddy
1.5 oz Dewars White Label
1 oz Disaronno Amaretto
1 bar spoon of honey
.75 oz lemon juice
3-4 oz hot water
1 cinnamon stick, cracked
In a mixing glass add one cracked cinnamon stick, lemon juice, bar spoon of honey, Disaronno, and 2 oz of Hot Water.  Stir contents until honey has properly dissolved.  Pour contents into toddy glass or wine goblet.  Add 1or 2 more ounces of hot water, and garnish with a twist of lemon oil on top.
Courtesy of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky.
Hot Spiced Buttered Rum
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon finely minced lemon rind
3 pinches of cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of nutmeg
1 jigger golden rum
Boiling water
1 generous teaspoon unsalted butter
In a china or glass mug rinsed with boiling water, put the light brown sugar, the lemon rind, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Pour in the rum, fill the mug with boiling water, and drop in the butter.
Gin Toddy
1 1/4 oz Tanqueray London Dry Gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
2 oz boiling water
1 tsp sugar
cinnamon stick for trim
Build the ingredients into a snifter or goblet. Stir well.  Trim with a cinnamon stick.
Photo Courtesy of: © Tanqueray London Dry Gin
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