A Hot Toddy has always brought that element of nostalgia, as soon as the weather starts to drop, the sun shines a little less bright and we begin to plan for the cold ahead.

Reaching for a warm libation seems to be a snow day accessory, and by adding the rich V.S.O.P Cognac of D’USSÈ™ in place for the more common whisky, it creates a perfect marriage of the familiar and the adventurous.

To elevate the classic cocktail, D’USSÉ has created the” Botequero,” made with comforting notes of orange zest and cinnamon, the perfect drink whether you’re in the snow or cozying up indoors.

Botequero from D’USSÉ

Botequero Hot Toddy

Photo Courtesy of D’USSÉ VSOP



  • 2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
  • 1 part Hot Water
  • 1/4 part Cane Syrup
  • 2 Cardamom Pods
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1” Cinnamon Stick 3 Strips Orange Zest

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Heat the brandy balloon in a tin of hot water, then double-strain the cocktail into the warmed brandy balloon. Garnish with orange zest and a cinnamon stick.