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National Hot Toddy Day 2014

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With the record-breaking cold weather the country had earlier this week, it’s only fitting that one should enjoy a warm drink. While the temperatures are starting to warm up, it is still January and tomorrow marks National Hot Toddy Day! A popular cocktail typically using a spirit, honey, lemon, hot water and spices, the Hot Toddy has history dating back centuries. This weekend in New York try a Hot Toddy with your favorite whiskey, bourbon or even Tequila!

Sidney Frank Importing Co suggests to always use the right glassware. “Use a heavy glass mug or tea mug that can withstand boiling water. Also the mug should always be heated with hot water until it is warm, then discard the hot water and add the ingredients. The idea is to serve a hot drink in a hot mug, the same way restaurants serve a hot entrée on a hot plate. Also add the garnish last, so as it hits the hot drink it releases the aromatics.” Cheers!

1888 Toddy, created by Brian Hawthorne, The Wayland
1.5 oz. Brugal 1888
.5 tbsp Honey
4 oz. Hot water
.25 oz. Ginger Juice or 2 Ginger Slices
Mix all ingredients and garnish with a lemon twist and cinnamon stick

Honey Pear Tea by Sidney Frank Importing Co
Glassware:
Hot Tea Mug (Preheat the mug with hot water and discard the hot water)
Ingredients:
2 parts Bärenjäger Honey and Pear
4 parts Fresh Brewed Hot Black Tea
Garnish:
Lemon Peel
Cinnamon Stick
Combine all ingredients in the heated mug. Garnish with the lemon peel and cinnamon stick

Lower Saxony Fireplace by Sidney Frank Importing Co
Glassware:
Heated Tea Mug (Heat the mug with boiling hot water before making the drink and discard the water)
Ingredients:
2 parts Hot Apple Cider
1.5 parts Jägermeister
1/4 parts Grand Marnier
1/2 part Appleton Jamaican Rum
Sugar Cube
Garnish:
Apple Slice
Add the sugar cube, grand marnier and Jägermeister. Add the boiling hot cider and stir until the sugar cube dissolves. Garnish with the apple slice.

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