Jan. 6, 2016

What the Heck is a Hot Toddy?

We'll be the first to admit that we weren't exactly sure what a hot toddy was. It's one of those drinks that your grandmother recommends as a nightcap or that you hear mentioned in old black-and-white films. But does anyone really drink them anymore?

It turns out that hot toddies are another one of those classic cocktails that are making a comeback and happen to be the perfect cure to a long, cold day on the slopes.

A hot toddy (totty and tottie also work!) is a hot mixed drink consisting of the following:

  • liquor (usually whiskey, rum, or brandy)
  • water
  • sugar or honey
  • herbs (such as tea)
  • spices 

Hot toddies are best enjoyed on cold day or before bed. Some claim that they soothe a cold or flu, but we can't officially recommend them as medicine. We asked our friends in Jasper for their exclusive hot toddy recipes. Check them out below!

SILVERWATER GRILL AND LOUNGE HOT TODDY RECIPE

Simple but delicious, this hot toddy from the Silverwater Grill and Lounge at Chateau Jasper (MPL)  gives off a delicate floral feel, normally a nice break from cold winter.


JASPER PARK LODGE HOT TODDY RECIPE

Below is one of Jasper Park Lodge's new winter drink recipes created by their bartenders in partnership with Keith Waldbauer, who is a well known mixologist and beverage educator from Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen in Seattle.

For ideas on other warm winter beverages and treats check out our blog post: Warm Winter Treats to Keep You Toasty All Season Long


Enjoy!

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