When you are hosting a party, it is your duty to refill everyone’s glass. When you opt to make a hot drink for your soirée, your job becomes even harder. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be complicated and totally hands-on. When you’re serving a hot toddy at your party, you can actually have a delicious and customized DIY bar your guests can enjoy as they serve themselves. According to Bobby "G" Gleason, Beam Suntory Master Mixologist, the hot toddy is just as perfect for a DIY bar as the margarita or the bloody Mary. Check out these tips for hosting a party with the perfect DIY hot toddy bar:
● Spice Things Up:
Offer freshly grated cinnamon, cloves, chamomile, and ginger.
● Tea Time:
Different types of tea, including oolong, green, earl grey, orange, and specialty herbal teas, allow you to obtain a very personal flavor.
● Fresh Fruit = Fresh Flavors:
Refreshing cocktails and fruit are a natural pairing, but hot cocktails? Just as good. Think about the flavors of winter: pears, golden apples, lemon, and orange zest.
● Create a Stir:
Guests will have fun choosing their own edible utensil to stir their toddy. Try a cinnamon stick, licorice, or peppermint stick.
● Sweeten The Deal:
Some guests might not be big whiskey drinkers, and that's quite alright. Temper the burn a bit with a natural sweetening element — agave nectar and brandy work to perfection.
Need to be really warmed up on a cold day? This simple but classic hot toddy recipe will