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It's hot, it's got cider and it's made like a toddy. We're preparing for a few cold days this month and we need something ...
to warm up our souls. What better than whiskey, honey and apple cider?
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Welcome to Common Man Cocktails. I am your host Derrick Schommer. Today, we’re going to create the Hot Apple Toddy. Not the Hot Toddy for those of you who are going to do or did this last year. No. Completely different; it’s got an apple juice. No, it’s got apple cider which is like apple juice but cloudier.
Oh, there is some, good to know because this will hopefully clear up some of the confusions that we had with other things like lime punch or what was it?—punch; fruit punch. People in Europe, in broad we’re like, ‘What the heck is fruit punch?’ So, that led some conversations on everydaydrinkers.tv.
So, apple cider in States is not alcoholic. It’s not like—we call it hard cider or whatever. This is just like a cloudy apple juice. I don’t know what—it’s made with cider apple. So, it’s a different type of apples, not just a clear apple juice. Hopefully that helps clear that up before we get started.
And we’re going to have another recipe on Friday. It uses apple cider. So, keep that in mind. I also wanted to mention before we go, this is who I chose for our first October’s Spirit of the month. I can’t get the—this thing’s going to lose some weight. It can’t fit in shirts anymore.
We’ve chose Baileys. Pick any of the original coffee, whatever. I found that we used a lot of that that month. Specifically for the cool decorative drinks that have like floaty things and ghosts like Ghostbusters and stuff. So, it fits that. It tastes good. It works in coffee. Me and Jennifer when we have played our world of work craft. We’re not supposed to mention that.
Sit down, some coffee, a little mint Baileys, a little caramel Baileys. I like the mint, no, you like mint. You like them both. So overall, something another cocktail or spirit that I used off the show that is wanted to recognize, even though they’re not in this recipe, we use them a lot at the end for Halloween. So, you know how that goes.
So, what we are going to do today is whisky. We’re doing Michael Collins Irish Whiskey. Single malt, it’s not the blend. It’s a little—I like it, kind of get that oaky sweetness to it. We’re going to garnish. We got some cinnamon sticks here. We got a lemon. I even studded it. Isn’t that cool?
So there is a close—three close. What I did is I took—cut the lemon. Use a toothpick to gouge three holes and then stock the clove in there. So, you get that studded look to them. That is a garnish for us.
Honey; I am using Partida because probably by now you’ve seen my honey problems. If not, check the rest of the week. You’ll notice there is—we ran out of honey. So, I am using Agave nectar which I’ve used in the original Hot Toddy. And I think that’s it. Oh, hot apple cider.
So, what we are going to do and we’re going to—it’s a stir drink. We don’t need ice. So, you can put your ice away for today. We’re going to coat the bottom of the glass. And I am using—was that Coffee mug? What are these? These are cool coffee mugs that we found in like home goods or something.
And you can use a coffee mug. This works good on the show because it looks cool. And you know, we want to look professionally. No, we’re not. And I don’t know. When you go to restaurants, you get them in like coffee filled with these. This is nice so, I figured we go with that. You can see through it.
And what we’re going to do is pour on top of that our whiskey. We probably want measurement. So, we’re going to do two ounces of whiskey. That is a lot—oh whiskey. So, pour that right on top. Sorry, it kind of mingles around in there.
Do I still need this? No, I don’t think it is. And now on top on that, hot apple cider. And then we’ll stir it up. And this is more of a fill. So, you just have to fill it up. It should still be nice and hot. Put in the thermos like boil it ahead of time.
Yeah, it’s warm. Pour that in there. That should be good. Throw that over there. We’ll stir that up. I am going to do a bar tools episode. Hopefully for Christmas, I want to do the bar tools episode; will include ones like this. This is the ProStirrer from Uber Bar Tools.
If you’re looking for some cool—if you go to uberbartools.com, you can find these and others. If you’re looking for kind of a higher class gift for this higher class tools accessories gift for a cocktail enthusiasts, this the type of stuff you might want to go with.
We’re going to garnish that with—look at this, it even stirred around with our cinnamon stick. Let that float in there and we’ll throw in our studded lemon. Did I call it lime before? Remember. You usually check me on those things but it’s lemon. People who have like, yellow.
It smells very much, very good pronunciation of whiskey. What? Now, we try to use different word. I don’t want to use the same thing every time.
It’s pretty potent. And now, it’s probably going to depend on what type of apple cider you have. It’s a lot. That will burn. It’s very like the Lulu sweeter if you use actual honey, not as sweet as I expected it to be. Definitely it’s got a cool holiday taste to it like a very not eucalyptus but almost like a honey, like and that’s kind of got honey but it tastes like what you might use for cough drops so I am trying to say like a cough drop.
It’s got that little burn to it like a—when you breathe in, it’s kind of cold but that I think is eucalyptus? Mintalyptus? Isn’t that eucalyptus? I think mintalyptus is like—there’s something wrong with the brain—Mintalyptus, you should Google that and see if that is actually a word. Okay, and I’m using this.
Overall, not exactly what I would have expected. Not as sweet, definitely got a neat flavor to it. This might be one of those drinks you might have want of, maybe two, maybe if you’re sick, you’re going to—if you are fear into whiskey while you’re sick. This isn’t a bad choice.
So, there you go. That is the Hot Apple Toddy. Hot Toddy fans should give this a try and see how you like it. I am your host Derrick Schommer and we’re going to see if Jennifer finds Mintalyptus in the dictionary. She’s probably still going, ‘Why isn’t it not returning any results?’ It didn’t return anything. You stamp Google and that is tough to do.
I am your host Derrick Schommer for everydaydrinkers.tv. We’re teaching you how to drink.