Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Hot Toddy Convert

The only Hot Toddy I ever had was not very good. I might as well have drunk a Tylenol Cold and Flu. It was heavy on lemon, sugar and boiling water, light on complexity.

Tonight I decided to make my own. I used the Hot Toddy Recipe #1 from my diffordsguide -- recipe linked here. I made my own sugar syrup by following the directions in the diffordsguide to Cocktails #7 book -- I dissolved two cups of sugar into one cup of simmering water. I also squeezed a real lemon instead of trying to use juice from a bottle, and I used Glenlivet for the Scotch since that's what we had.

The end result is extremely tasty and soothing, particularly if you're under the weather like I am. I highly recommend it.

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