Christmas

Manhattan Hot Toddy

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December 17, 2010
Author Notes

This variation of a Hot Toddy gets an earthy citrus flavor from Peychaud's Orange Bitters, a sweet twist from the sweet vermouth and a nice round finish from the bourbon. - NWB —NWB

Test Kitchen Notes

Manhattans and Old Fashioneds are winter staples around our house. This drink, once mixed up, reminded me more of the latter than a Manhattan. I missed the sweetness usually present in a toddy, but the mister thought this version was perfect — a toddy for a non-sweet tooth. —emmanation

  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 1.5 ounces good Bourbon (I like Maker's Mark)
  • 3-4 dashes Peychaud's Orange Bitters
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 strip of lemon zest
  • 1 strip of orange zest
  • 1/2 cup hot water
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Rub rim of glass with lemon and orange zest.
  2. Mix bourbon, bitters, and sweet vermouth in glass.
  3. Add hot water to bourbon mixture.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice into the water and bourbon and let cool for a minute before drinking.

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