Fancy a Christmas cocktail? We’ve asked our friends at hip and happening blog Barchick to track down some of the UK’s best bars serving drinks to get you in the yuletide spirit, and we’ll be bringing you a few of them over the next week. This recipe today comes from Fiftysixnorth, on Edinburgh’s south side, a modern airy bar restaurant famous for its extensive gin selection (there are over 80 to choose from apparently). Scots know how to make a mean whisky toddy, and they're the perfect accompanment for those evenings with friends when all you want to do is hunker down, stay indoors and break out the board games. This one, with a twist of apple, won’t put hairs on your chest (god forbid!) but it is totally moreish, all thanks to a twist of Drambuie Original Whisky Liqueur and splosh of apple juice. Barchick recommend you multiply the recipe by how many are drinking and keep it warm over a low heat like a punch.
How To Make Hot Apple Toddy
In a saucepan heat 150ml pressed apple juice, 20ml sugar syrup and 25ml lemon juice with 4 cloves and a cinnamon stick. Add 50ml Drambuie to a teacup or handled latte glass, then strain in the warm apple juice mixture. Garnish with a lemon slice and a fresh cinnamon stick.