This simple drink became popular in the 1970s. Though, no one's really sure of its origin. Some stories say that it was inspired by the famous gangster film of the same name, while others believe that the Don himself, Marlon Brando, drank it regularly.
When the weather is frightfully cold, and you do not have a fireplace around you, all you need is whiskey, lemon, tea, honey, and warm water. But that doesn’t mean the Hot Toddy is only a winter tipple. It is a mild drink, an absolute nerve soother helping you relax and get a good sleep.
If you replace the brandy in a champagne cocktail with Scotch whisky, you make a Scotch Royale.
Isn’t this the most wonderful time of the year? The New Year brings hope for new beginnings, new possibilities, and of course, new cocktails to add to our drink repertoire. Irish whiskey, though in initial decline, has certainly been revived.