The leaderboard for spirits typically used in a Hot Toddy reads like this: 1) Whiskey 2) Rum 3) Brandy. But that doesn’t mean other spirits can’t shine in this centuries-old classic. In the Bloomsbury Toddy, Tanqueray London Dry Gin takes center stage, with its juniper-forward flavor profile providing an ideal base for the fresh mint and the crisp, slightly sweet green tea. A dollop of honey rounds off all the flavors in this warming creation zesty enough to stave off the gloom of a rainy November evening in London.
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
1.5 oz Tanqueray London Dry Gin
4-6 leaves Fresh mint leaves
.25 oz honey
4 oz hot water
1 tea bag Green tea
- Prepare hot water.
- Add tea bag, gin, mint leaves, and honey.
- Stir, and let sit for two minutes.
- Discard tea bag, garnish with lime wedge.