Hot drinks, cool days: Colorado mixologist talks shop, shares recipes
NOT YOUR ORDINARY TODDY
Awesome Apple Cider
2 oz Don Julio Reposado
1 oz lemongrass syrup
½ oz fresh lemon juice
3 oz hot apple cider
Build in a cinnamon and sugar rimmed mug. Add all ingredients. Stir. Garnish with a dollop of fresh whip cream and lemon zest.
Hot Buttered Banana
2 oz Knob Creek
2 oz butter mix*
2 oz hot water
Add all ingredients to a mug. Stir. Garnish with a dollop of fresh whip cream and a dried banana chip dusted with cinnamon
* Butter mix: Add one stick of sweet cream salted butter, peeled over ripe banana, cup of sugar, ¼ oz black pepper, ¼ cup of cinnamon , 1 oz vanilla extract to a mixer. Mix until combined. Add mixture to a container with a lid. Do not refrigerate.
2 oz Stoli Blueberry
1 oz pomegranate juice
½ oz red wine
3 oz hot double brewed spiced orange tea
Add all ingredients to a mug. Stir. Garnish with an orange wheel with tea bag tag on string.
When it comes to hot toddies, mixologist Bridget Albert has her priorities straight.
“I say, push that cup of coffee aside and have a hot toddy,” Albert says, just hours after her “How to Put the Hot in Your Toddy” seminar at Aspen’s third annual Après Ski Cocktail Classic over the weekend. “I like to have some fun, so why not make your hot drink fun too?”
It’s a logical train of thought for Albert, co-author of “Market Fresh Mixology,” and a renowned master of spirits. In fact, Albert grew up on hot toddies.
“Well, I come from a long line of bartenders,” she says, explaining that her grandmother, and her grandmother’s mother and her grandmother’s mother’s mother, were worked behind the bar. “And my grandmother loved a hot toddy; it was the first style of cocktail I every had — and I’ve loved them ever since.”
Of course, Albert doesn’t serve up your ordinary toddy; other creative concoctions include the “Hot Buttered Banana” and “Awesome Apple Cider “(see recipes sidebar). But doing something different with spirits is par for the course.
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