Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Hot Apple Toddy

In mixing this drink, an extra-?large hot water glass must be used. Mix as follows:
1/2 apple

Ingredient: apple

What it is:  Fruit
The pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family Rosaceae. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples. Distilled apple cider produces the spirits applejack and Calvados

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medium-sized, well roasted
1/2 table-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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dissolve well with a little hot water
1 wine-glass applejack

Ingredient: applejack

What it is:  Brandy
Applejack originates from the American colonial period, and is probably derived from the French apple brandy Calvados. Applejack is made by concentrating hard cider, either by the traditional method of freeze distillation or by true evaporative distillation. The term "applejack" derives from "jacking", a term for freeze distillation.

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(Use a hot apple toddy glass.)

Fill the balance with hot water, mix well with a spoon, grate a little nutmeg on top and serve with a bar spoon.

If the customer desires the drink strained, use a fine strainer, such as used for milk punches; attention must be given while roasting the apples that they are not overdone, but done in a nice and juicy manner; use only apples of the finest quality.