Looking for the best cozy bars to saddle up to this National Hot Toddy Day?
Look no further than these three hotspots serving this classic cocktail all winter long.
Nearly Ninth in the Arlo Midtown
New York, New York
This classic cocktail is the best way to warm up a New York City winter day. And what better location than the chic Nearly Ninth, designed by Meyer Davis, which was just awarded by Interior Design Magazine as the best designed hotel dining. Moses Laboy, Corporate Beverage Manager for the Gerber Group puts a twist on the Hot Toddy using aged tequila instead of whiskey in this recipe.
Meet Me in Tijuana
- 1 1/2 oz. Patron Añejo
- 3/4 oz. French ginger llqueur
- 1/2 oz. Amber Agave
- 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Preparation: Build ingredients in (12 to 16oz) Toddy Mug, stir, throw in a cinnamon stick and fresh lemon round. Top with hot water, stir with cinnamon stick and enjoy!
The Bar at Deer Path Inn
Lake Forest, Illinois (just outside of Chicago)
The English-inspired boutique hotel is renowned for its innovative (and oftentimes whimsical) cocktails and someone who plays a large role in that recognition is its chief spirits officer, Jorge Centeno, who spearheads the property’s beverage program and mixes up some of the inn’s most popular, Instagram-worthy creations. A standout menu item? Its Raspberry Rose Hot Toddy that features the addition of notes of raspberry and roses. Also, popular is the cool Hot Toddy-riff, Ponche 1888. “A Hot Toddy is a tried-and-true classic. Adding Brugal 1888 instead of whiskey brings out the tropical aging in the premium rum that perfectly highlight the tasty flavors in a Toddy.,” says Gabriel Urrutia, Brugal 1888 Ambassador.
Raspberry Rose Hot Toddy
- 1 1/2 oz. 28 Mile American Gin
- 1 cup raspberry rose tea
- 1 tbsp. local honey
- 3/4 oz. lemon juice
Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a mug and garnish with dry rose buds and lemon wheel.
- 1 1/2 oz. Brugal 1888
- 1/2 oz. Giffard Banana du Bresil
- 3/4 oz. lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. local honey
- 6 oz. hot water
Preparation: Add hot water to Toddy glass, add honey, lemon juice, Brugal 1888 and Giffard. Stir until honey is dissolved. Garnish with lemon wheel, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf.
Fort Worth, TX
This intimate live music venue in Fort Worth’s trendy South Main neighborhood has an impressive bar program that rivals those of serious cocktail bars. This winter, Tulips features two funky takes on a traditional Hot Toddy: the Peppermint Mocha Hot Toddy (Godiva Liqueur, Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps and Counter Culture coffee) and—in true Texas fashion—the Tequila Toddy, with reposado tequila, allspice dram, agave and lime juice.
- 1 oz. Godiva liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Rumplemintz
- Freshly brewed hot coffee
- Whipped cream
Preparation: Combine Godiva liqueur and Rumplemintz in mug. Top with hot coffee. Finish with whipped cream.
- 1 1/2 oz. Altos Repo
- 1/2 oz. agave
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. allspice dram
- Dehydrated lime slice (for garnish)
Preparation: Combine Altos Repo, agave, lime juice and allspice dram in mug. Top with hot water. Finish with a dehydrated lime slice as garnish. Optional: Make it spicy by adding a tajin-covered lemon and a shot of Ancho Reyes of TX Whiskey’s pepper-infused agave nectar.