Which sure as hell isn’t here and now.
But a cold toddy...
Now that’s something we can get behind. Something refreshingly vital to our continued survival this summer.
So to make this noble dream a liquor-spiked reality, we enlisted an expert.
That would be Tyson Buhler, the head bartender at NYC’s Death & Co. Because if you’re going to commission a cold toddy, you might as well do it right.
Says Buhler: “I wanted to stick with the same idea of the hot toddy and the cold-weather flavors we associate with it, but lighten things up and make it refreshing. The scotch and apple brandy are classic winter flavors, with Becherovka, a Czech herbal liqueur, providing the cinnamon and ginger spice we think of with a hot toddy. Pour it over crushed ice to keep it icy cold, and you have a great toddy for summer.”
Now, go forth with this newfound knowledge. Spread the good news. Make a cold toddy for yourself and make believers out of your friends. Bask in its cooling powers. Bask in its scotch. Keep basking, and we just might live to see September.
1 oz Monkey Shoulder Scotch
1 oz Laird’s Apple Brandy
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz honey syrup
1/4 oz Becherovka
Build in a rocks glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lemon wheel.