Your ideal accomplice for a frosty evening by the fire
As the weather turns chilly and the days grow shorter, there's nothing quite like a warm, comforting cocktail to wrap you in a cozy embrace. Enter the Caramel Hot Toddy, a delightful variation of the classic Hot Toddy that adds a touch of caramel sweetness and a whole lot of indulgence to your evening ritual.
The Components of a Caramel Hot Toddy:
1. Whiskey or Bourbon: The heart and soul of a Hot Toddy, whiskey or bourbon lends its warmth and complexity to the drink. Its rich, smoky notes provide a solid foundation for the caramel infusion.
2. Caramel Sauce: Coop's Salted Caramel Sauce with its deep, amber hue and buttery sweetness, is the star of this cocktail. It's what transforms the traditional Hot Toddy into a caramelized masterpiece. You can either buy ready-made caramel syrup or make your own by melting sugar and butter together until it turns golden brown and silky.
3. Hot Water:
Hot water is the comforting base of this cocktail, gently enveloping the other ingredients and creating a soothing, warm elixir.
4. Lemon Juice: A squeeze of fresh lemon juice adds a touch of brightness and acidity to balance the sweetness of the caramel, creating a harmonious flavor profile.
5. Garnish: A lemon twist, cinnamon stick, or a drizzle of extra caramel sauce can be used as a garnish to enhance the drink's aroma and presentation.
Caramel Hot Toddy METHOD
2 oz whiskey or bourbon
1-2 tablespoons Coop’s salted caramel sauce (adjust to taste)
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Lemon twist or cinnamon stick or star anise (for garnish)
1. Warm the Mug:
Begin by warming a heatproof mug or glass by rinsing it with hot water and then discarding the water.
2. Build the Drink:
In the warm mug, combine the whiskey or bourbon, caramel sauce, and fresh lemon juice.
Stir to mix the ingredients and dissolve the caramel syrup.
3. Add Hot Water:
Fill the mug with hot water, leaving about half an inch from the top. Adjust the amount to your preferred strength
Garnish your Caramel Hot Toddy with a lemon twist or a cinnamon stick for added aroma and flair.
5. Sip and Enjoy:
Carefully sip your Caramel Hot Toddy while it's still hot. The caramel sweetness, citrusy tang, and the warmth of the whiskey will envelop your senses in a comforting and indulgent experience.
A Caramel Hot Toddy is the perfect companion for a chilly evening by the fireplace or a cozy night in. It's a soothing blend of flavors that marries the classic Hot Toddy's warmth with the allure of sweet caramel. So, pour yourself a glass, take a seat, and let the caramelized charm of this drink transport you to a place of pure relaxation and contentment.