GardenRant Cocktail Hour: Hot Toddies



In which Elizabeth broadcasts live from her bulb bunker and Amy drinks from a Pyrex measuring cup for lack of more suitable barware.

Here's Elizabeth's hot toddy recipe:

Bourbon hot toddy

 2 parts hot lemon mix  (using 2 cups water, 1/4 cup sugar rubbed with lemon peel, juice of 2 lemons, boiled until dissolved)

 1 part American Honey (from makers of Wild Turkey bourbon)

 Pour into heavy rocks glass

(Ed:  Weirdly, there seems to be no website devoted to American Honey, so we send you to BevMo instead.)

And here's Amy's hot apple cider toddy:

Half a mug of hot, mulled apple cider

A jigger (1.5 oz) of apple brandy, applejack, or Calvados.  Amy used Harvest Spirits Hudson Valley Apple Brandy.

A pony (1 oz, or .75 oz will do) Drambuie.

A splash of something fabulous, like Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur or St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram.

Garnish with a slice of apple.

Okay, here's your cocktail hour!  (See more cocktail hours here.)


  1. Sorry, no rude comments! Just enjoyed it a lot! Amy, I love your demonstration of a “splash” and Elizabeth, I envy you your root cellar.

  2. Who’s sick of talking about bulbs??? Not me! Plus I love that you enjoy spending time in your cellar! I guess that makes me a bit odd….

  3. What do you mean “Elizabeth is going to become the crazy bulb lady”? Elizabeth IS the crazy bulb lady and she should continue to write about them. No one does bulbs quite like Elizabeth does.

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