Spiced Hot Toddy with Averna
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Try this toddy made with a warm amaro and a spiced deep, dark brown syrup steeped with peppercorns and cinnamon. Warm and bright from the lemon. Lots of strong spice with hints of caramel and a touch of bitterness. The cinnamon lingers around but is not overpowering. Sweet, but light on the palate.
For the Spiced Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
For the Cocktail:
  • 1 ounce Averna
  • ½ ounce spiced syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed juice from half a lemon
  • 4 ounces boiling water
  • Lemon peel for garnish
For the Spiced Syrup:
  1. Combine water, brown sugar, peppercorns, and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to simmer, stirring, and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for an hour and a half. Strain and store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.
For the Cocktail:
  1. In a heat proof mug, combine Averna, spiced syrup, lemon juice, and boiling water. Garnish with lemon peel and serve immediately.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/spiced-hot-toddy-averna/