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Warm Up Your Insides With These Perfect Hot Toddy Recipes

By Ben Tyers
30th Sep 2020

An Amaro Hot Toddy from above, a large ice cube and lemon garnish can be seen.

Learning how to make new cocktails has been a lifesaver during lockdown. Not only can you impress everyone with your new skills, but they're also delicious. It's a win-win.

We're well into spring now, but given we're in Melbourne, we all know that doesn't mean that the warm weather is here just yet. And with some cold days coming up, you might want to get stuck into a Hot Toddy.

These recipes—an Amaro and a whiskey version—were created by Above Board's Hayden Lambert and includes the always delicious Monk's Chai

Hot Toddys were first created in Scotland nearly 300 years ago. They were comforting whiskey-driven drinks meant to take the edge off of cold afternoons and evenings for the working class.

In these particular recipes, Hayden elevates the humble toddy with the inclusion of a perfumed spicy specialty chai which adds complexity and a deeply comforting dimension to the cocktails.

No drama making these at home, no fancy equipment required.

Amaro Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 80mls Hot Brewed Monk's Chai (Steep Monk's Chai in hot water for 4 minutes before mixing)
  • 35mls Amaro Montenegro
  • 20mls Fresh lemon juice
  • 10mls Sugar or honey 

Method

  1. Stir all ingredients together
  2. Garnish with a lemon twist studded with a clove

Whiskey Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 80mls Hot Brewed Monk's Chai (Steep Monk's Chai in hot water for 4 minutes before mixing in)
  • 50mls whiskey.  In our version we used Nikka, but a nice Irish whiskey like Teeling or Bushmills would work well.
  • 20mls fresh lemon
  • 10 sugar or honey

​Method

  1. Stir all ingredients together
  2. Garnish with a lemon twist studded with a clove

For more great cocktails to whip up at home, head to our Recipes section.

Image credit: Enrico Kasjan

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