Mike Parker

Baby Its Cold Outside, The Ultimate Hot Toddy

Friday, December 29, 2017 at 9:49 AM
Bars & Drinks

When temperatures start dropping, it’s nice to sip something warm and soothing, particularly just before climbing into bed for a long winter’s nap. This recipe for the ultimate hot toddy, is comforting without becoming cloying.


  • 3 oz. water
  • 1 oz. spiced rum
  • 1 oz. cognac
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Dash of bitters
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Lemon wedge


In a small sauce pan, bring water to a boil, then pour into a large ceramic mug. Add rum, cognac, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters. Squeeze lemon wedge into the cup and drop in the rind. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Careful, it’s hot!