Teacup Toddy

Lindze Letherman, Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar | Aspen, CO

From this intimate basement bar comes general manager Lindze Letherman’s favorite toddy, which she created to “welcome the shift from the fall shoulder season to winter ski season.”

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon, preferably Buffalo Trace
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce calvados syrup (see Editor's Note)
  • Hot water

Garnish: apple chips or lemon wheel

Directions
  1. Fill your favorite teacup with boiling water to warm it.
  2. Pour out water and add bourbon, lemon juice and calvados syrup to preheated cup.
  3. Top with fresh boiling water, and garnish with apple chips or lemon wheel.
Editor's Note

Calvados Syrup
1 cup calvados, preferably Busnel Calvados Pays d'Auge AOC VSOP
1 cup granulated sugar
One thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
1 cinnamon stick
2 apple slices, like Gala or Honeycrisp

Combine all ingredients except apples in small saucepan over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Add apples, and simmer until apples are soft. Remove fruit and dehydrate or bake for garnish. Strain syrup and store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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