The nights are gradually getting cooler, so have yourself a Gin Toddy for a warm, less-than-subtle treat sure to incite the senses.
A hot toddy is actually a common term used in the drinking world — not some wacky contraption used by our European peers as I first suspected. By definition, it’s a mixed drink made from liquor and water with sugar and spices added and served hot. The Gin Toddy is one of the more popular versions, as many drink aficionados will explain that the added sugar and cinnamon stick are delightfully accentuated by the gin. I however, feel that such claims would be lost on the target audience for this article. Suffice it to say, this drink tastes really freaking good when it’s cold outside.
1 1/4 ounces Gin
3/4 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces boiling water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cinnamon stick to garnish
1. In a mug of your choice, add the sugar, gin and lemon juice.
2. Fill the remainder of the mug with the boiling water.
3. Garnish with the cinnamon stick, serve and enjoy.