24 Toddy

by Stevi on April 30, 2009

in Gin,Original

Here it is, Thursday Drink Night, sponsored by Beefeater 24, no less, and I have a wretchedly sore throat.1

24 Toddy

24 Toddy

While not in the frame of mind to taste cocktails tonight, my condition lead me to come up with a drink to contribute.

24 Toddy

1.5 oz Beefeater 24 London dry gin
6 ounces ginger lemon tisane2
honey to taste
slice lemon

Make tisane. Add gin. Stir in honey to taste. Garnish with slice of lemon. Enjoy soothing on throat.

This is my basic hot toddy recipe, although I usually use black tea and 2 ounces of rum. I chose to use 1.5 ounces of the gin because of the stronger proof of the Beefeater 24.

I think the ginger and 24 make an excellent pairing. This is probably the first gin toddy I’ve made, and I’ll definitely be making more of these in the future. I do hope I won’t be sick, just wanting something warming.

What’s your favorite hot toddy recipe?

[1] No, I do not have Swine Flu. No, you are not the first person to ask.
[2] Herbal tea. Who me, pedantic?

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Mr. Martini May 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

This is a great topic. If I’m feeling under the weather and have a sore throat. I love to make what I like to nickname Hot Earl. I’ll heat up my glass. Add 1 1/2 oz whiskey, honey to taste, Earl Grey hot tea, and a lemon twist. The honey soothes my throat. The Earl Grey tastes fantastic and the whiskey warms me up. Not only that, after a few of these, I could care less about my cold. :)



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