The Ultimate Hot Toddy Recipe

Though normally considered more of a warm weather liquor, thanks to it's bold botanical flavors, we're bringing gin back into our winter cocktail rotation with this new take on a classic toddy. A traditional combination of warm spices and honey balance well with the clean, crisp finish of the gin and make for the perfect cocktail to end a long winter's day. mvp-header
spice Star Anise Spice Bag, $2, World Market
Ingredients 1 teaspoon honey 5 whole cloves 1 whole anise star 1 whole cardamom pod 1 ½ oz London dry gin (we like Hendrick's) ½ cup boiling water Orange slice (serves 1) Add honey and spices to the bottom of a heat-proof snifter or mug. Pour in the water, add the gin, and squeeze the orange and drop it into the glass. Stir until the honey is melted Photograph: Jose Leon