Pearman’s Toddy

Laced with cinnamon, lemon, and Angostura bitters, this gin-based drink from Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue is a brisk, warming twist on a toddy.

Pearman’s Toddy Pearman’s Toddy
This gin-based twist on a toddy from Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue is hot and brisk, with an aromatic intensity of cinnamon, lemon, and Angostura bitters.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

For the Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 4 sticks cinnamon, plus one for garnish

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. cinnamon simple syrup
  • 12 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters


  1. Make the syrup: Combine 2 cups water, sugar, and 4 cinnamon sticks in a 2-qt. saucepan; simmer for 10 minutes until sugar has dissolved. Discard cinnamon sticks and set syrup aside. Makes about 1½ cups; syrup will keep, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.
  2. Make the cocktail: Heat gin, syrup, lemon juice, and 2 oz. water in a 2-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat and add bitters. Serve in a mason jar with a cinnamon stick as garnish.