1786 Clubhouse Toddy

Recipe by Gwendolen Whiting


  • 2 oz. Harleston Green Scotch
  • 0.5 oz. Ginger Honey Syrup*
  • 5 oz. Chamomile and Lavender Tea**
  • Lemon Wheel studded with 3 cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick, and 1 star anise

Preparation: Pour Harleston Green Scotch, Ginger Honey Syrup, and hot Chamomile and Lavender Tea into a preheated glass mug. Give it a quick stir in the glass and garnish with a clove studded lemon wheel, cinnamon stick, and star anise.

*Ginger Honey Syrup

  • 3 oz. Honey
  • 1 oz. Water
  • 3 1/4″ pieces of roughly chopped Ginger

Combine all ingredients together in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Refrigerate overnight, then strain, discarding the solids.

*Chamomile and Lavender Tea

Boil 2 cups of water in a small pot. When water comes to a full boil, add 2 tbsp. of chamomile and lavender blended tea. Let simmer for 5 -10 min.

*Garnish: Lemon wheel studded with 3 cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick. 1 star anise

Glassware: Glass Mug

Cocktail Inspiration:

My inspiration for the 1786 Clubhouse Toddy came from the namesake of Harleston Green and the commemoration of the first American Golf Club. Being that the deadline for the competition is the beginning of Autumn, I wanted to create a beverage that would highlight the honeycomb, caramel, and herbal notes in Harleston Green Scotch by adding a sense of warmth and contentment. A rich mouthfeel comes through the use of baking spices, a 3:1 honey syrup, and chamomile tea, blending beautifully to create a balanced and warming cocktail perfect for those chilly mornings on the fairway. The 1786 Clubhouse Toddy works best when poured from a thermos on the golf course or shared with a group of friends at the 19th Hole.