National Hot Toddy Day, time to defrost, January 11, 2017. Here’s how!

As Winter continues to pound the United States, it is even a chilly 75 degrees in Miami.  Sorry I couldn’t help myself about the temperature in my paradise.  Anyway, just in time to warm the soul, National Hot Toddy Day is here.  So here after a frigid day battling the elements, Drambuie and Monkey Shoulder Whisky off a solution to take the chill off, enjoy!

Drambuie’s Broadford Toddy

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1 ½ parts Drambuie

½ part Hudson Manhattan Rye

¼ part St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

3 Dashes Chocolate Bitters

2 Orange wedges

2 lemon wedges

1 small pinch grated nutmeg

4-5 parts Hot Water

(Add Honey to taste)

Garnish clove-studded lemon wheel

In a mixing tin muddle orange and lemon wedges. Add other ingredients minus water. Add ice to tin and shake vigorously. Double-strain into Irish coffee mug and add hot water and honey to taste.

Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.

Monkey Toddy

1½ Parts Monkey shoulder

2 Bar spoon Sugar/Honey

2½ parts Boiling Water one clove

Add sugar of honey to heat proof glass. Add boiling water and allow to infuse. Now add Monkey Shoulder and stir until sugar/honey is dissolved and cloves infused. Garnish with clove studded lemon wedge.

Monkey Shoulder, the mischievous malt whisky, is made for mixing in great cocktails like Show Me The Monkey.

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