This cocktail from Barley Swine—regularly lauded as one of the best restaurants in Austin, Texas—is a weeks-long project. But if you’re willing to put in the time, you’ll be richly rewarded with an amazing take on a Hot Toddy—and some delicious, homemade spiced whiskey to boot. The recipe calls for barrel-aging whiskey with an array of spices, as well as apples, for three weeks before mixing the aromatic spirit with the usual Hot Toddy suspects: lemon juice, honey and hot water.
Jasmine Hot Toddy
Barrel Aged Spiced Whiskey
2 oz Barrel Aged Spiced Whiskey
3 oz hot water, to top
.25 oz honey
.25 oz Lemon Juice
Dried Orange Peel, for garnish
Star anise pod, for garnish
- Combined whiskey, hot water, honey and lemon juice in your favorite mug.
- Top with a dried orange peel and star anise pod.
Barrel-Aged Spiced Whiskey
6 g Allspice
6 g Clove
6 g cinnamon
4 Star anise pods
4 Peeled Apples
70 g jasmine tea
1 750 ml bottle Four Roses Bourbon
- Mix all ingredients together in one large jar and let sit for two days.
- Strain liquid into a two-liter oak barrel and age for three weeks.