Hot Toddy Recipe

It’s that time of year again; that special season when you want nothing more than to dump alcohol into a hot beverage to make you feel cozy. 

A Hot Toddy is one of the most classic and simple concoctions for this wonderful time of year, all you’ll need is:

  • 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey (I recommend Buffalo Trace or Four Roses Small Batch)
  • 5-6 ounces Hot Water
  • 1-2 tsp Honey

Garnish with lemon peel or 1-2 whole cloves

For extra fanciness; embed whole cloves into a lemon wheel or lemon peel to really impress guests.


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Sazerac Recipe

This classic cocktail hails from New Orleans. Spicy Peychaud’s Bitters and the black licorice flavor of Absinthe mesh beautifully with rye whiskey for a taste that will thrill newcomers and satisfy veteran whiskey drinkers alike.


  • 1 cube sugar
  • 1½oz Rittenhouse Rye Whisky
  • ¼oz Absinthe
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Lemon peel

Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice.

In a second Old-Fashioned glass, place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud’s Bitters. Then crush the sugar cube.

Add the Rittenhouse Rye Whisky to the second glass containing the Peychaud’s Bitters and sugar.

Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with the Absinthe, then discard the remaining Absinthe.

Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel.