This Blackcurrant Bourbon Hot Toddy recipe will make you want to enjoy a nightcap at home with your favorite people instead of venturing out into the cold.
Blackcurrant Bourbon Hot Toddy Recipe
Call me crazy folks, but I am super happy to experience four seasons this year! It is a refreshing change after sixteen years in the desert. Who can resist cute boots, cozy sweaters, and belly warming drinks like this Blackcurrant Bourbon Hot Toddy recipe? Needless to say, we are entertaining indoors more than we are accustom to this time of year so coming up with unique twists on classic cocktails, like this recipe, is definitely in order!
In the past, a hot toddy was reserved for those rare occasions when I was feeling a little under the weather and needed a soothing drink. Now that we are in the midst of much lower temperatures here in Ohio, I can appreciate one pretty much any time! It’s a great classic cocktail to customize with a homemade Flavored Simple Syrup like I did for this recipe. You could even experiment with different Alcohol Infusions to create your own signature drink.
For this Blackcurrant Bourbon Hot Toddy, I decided to use dried blackcurrants I bought online in a basic simple syrup made with honey. I have been cutting back on refined sugars and using natural substitutes like agave nectar or honey instead. The flavors are much more pure plus you know you are consuming a better-for-you ingredient!
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz blackcurrant simple syrup
- Lemon wedge
- Lemon slices for garnish
- Cinnamon sticks for garnish
- Add boiling water to a mug, let sit for 1 minute.
- Stir in bourbon and simple syrup.
- Squeeze lemon into mug.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge and cinnamon stick, serve immediately.
Home Chef Tip: To make the blackcurrant simple syrup, combine 1 cup water, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup dried blackcurrants, and a cinnamon stick to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let sit until syrup is completely cooled. Once cooled, strain liquid through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Discard solids. Store simple syrup in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
We hope you enjoy this Blackcurrant Bourbon Hot Toddy recipe from SoFabFood Contributor, Loriann from Thyme for Cocktails, as much as we do. If you love this unique twist on a classic cocktail, you can find more like it by visiting our Cocktails section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!
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