Apple Toddy

Apple Toddy Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey, Brandy / Cognac

Type: Hot

Served: Hot/Warm

Preparation: Cooked/Heated

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sweet

About the Apple Toddy Cocktail

Childhood memories of apple cider with a little something extra to remind you why being an adult is OK, too.

Ingredients in the Apple Toddy Cocktail

  • Boiling water
  • Half a baked Macintosh apple
  • 1 heaping tsp Sugar
  • 2 oz Bonded applejack (Laird’s), cognac (Martell VSOP) or bourbon (Woodford Reserve)

Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Glass: Mug

How to make the Apple Toddy Cocktail

Fortunately, the labor-intensive part of this drink lies solely in baking the apples. Take half as many Macintosh apples as you’d like to make drinks, core them, peel them and wrap them in wet parchment paper. Bake them in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes until completely soft. Set aside until cool. For each drink, warm a heatproof mug by rinsing it with boiling water. Put in half a baked apple and a heaping teaspoon of sugar and muddle them quickly together. Add 1 ounce of boiling water and stir. Add the applejack, cognac or bourbon and stir again. Add 1 ounce of boiling water. (The staggered addition of the water keeps the drink as hot as possible). Grate nutmeg over the top and serve.

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Comments

  1. brian rusch says

    Ahem, you miss the creme ala creme. Add 15 year old El Dorado Rum as the booze ingredient. Umm, umm, the others drift quickly into obscurity.

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