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Author Notes: This is an old brandy toddy recipe, to which I’ve added ginger liqueur, and switched out a lemon peel for an orange peel. I’d never had Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur before I was introduced to it through aliyaleekong’s Smoked Earl Grey Tea Cocktail, posted on food52 a few months ago. It is such a fabulous liqueur (and I’ve been adding it to cider ever since I got it!). If you don’t have the ginger liqueur, you may substitute a sugar syrup made with equal parts water and sugar, with 1” ginger sliced (per ¼ cup), though I prefer the Domaine de Canton. Do enjoy! —SallyCan
Makes per drink
- 6” strip of orange zest studded with 5 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 shot Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur*
- 1 shot Cognac
- ¼ - 1/3 c boiling water
- Warm glass or mug under hot water and dry thoroughly.
- Place orange peel studded with cloves and cinnamon stick in warmed glass.
- Add Ginger Liqueur (or ginger syrup) and Cognac
- Add boiling water to fill glass or mug.
- Have a nice evening!
- *May substitute1 shot ginger sugar syrup, made by combining 1/2 c sugar and 1/2 c water in a saucepan with 2” fresh ginger, sliced. Bring to a boil, stirring to make sure that sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate until ready to use. Strain before using.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A & M's Annual Smackdown / Your Best Hot Toddy