Gin Cocktails – Burrell’s Hot Toddy
With the help of mixologist Vanessa Jay, I’ve crafted up a recipe you can follow to create a Burrell’s Hot Toddy. On winter nights, nothing beats a hot toddy for cosy, cold-weather comfort. A hot toddy is an alcoholic cocktail typically served hot in a mug. The traditional hot toddy formula is simple, but why not experiment and see what variations you can create? Believed to have been invented in Scotland sometime in the eighteenth century, the hot toddy is a popular cocktail during the cold months and especially around Christmas.
Traditionally, hot toddies have commonly been prescribed as a cough and cold remedy. Today, we know that any hot drink with citrus and honey can help ease cough and cold symptoms, it does not necessarily need to include any alcohol.
Depending on preference (and what you have got on hand), in our case Gin, hot toddies might vary slightly, which is a good thing! (as long as it’s hot and warms you up down to your bones).
For your mug:
45ml Burrell’s Gin
15ml fresh lemon juice
15ml apple juice
3 teaspoons of honey
1 spiced tea bag
1/2 cinnamon stick