Grand Street Hot Toddy Cocktail

Grand Street Cocktail
Grand Street Cocktail / Photo by Aaron Graubart

Courtesy Jessie Duré, created for Chumley’s, New York City

An herbal spirit like Italy’s bitter amaro is ideal as a digestif or to mix into cocktails.­ Amaro Montenegro, contained in the low-alcohol hot toddy variation here, has a nuanced, orange-tinged sweetness that balances the moderately bitter flavor profile. Amaro Nonino, Amaro CioCiaro, Meletti Amaro or Averna Amaro also work well in this drink.

Five Nightcap Cocktails to End the Day Right
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • ½ ounce Amaro Montenegro
  • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Lemon slice or wedge

In footed Irish coffee mug or Collins glass, steep tea in 4 ounces hot water for 3 minutes. Remove and discard tea bag. Add amaro, vermouth and bitters. Stir, then add lemon.

Published on September 24, 2018
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