Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Though toddies can be prepared with practically any alcohol, David Wondrich (an expert on the history of the American cocktail) makes a case that pot-stilled spirits, such as cognac, single-malt scotch, and some dark rums, ryes, and bourbons (like Woodford Reserve), produce the best results. See the recipe for Hot Toddy »Sarah Karnasiewicz

Though toddies can be prepared with practically any alcohol, in Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar (Perigee, 2007) David Wondrich makes a case that pot-stilled spirits, such as cognac, single-malt scotch, and some dark rums, ryes, and bourbons (like Woodford Reserve), produce the best results.