The Toddy Montenegro

Montenegro, an amaro with 40 herbs and botanicals, is the secret ingredient in this Hot Toddy, created for those willing to take a journey to the dark side.
The Toddy Montenegro / Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Dylan Garret

This Hot Toddy variation gains complexity from use of Amaro Montenegro, an Italian bitter known for its 40 herbs and botanicals. Demerara sugar, spiced rum and two types of bitters—including one aged in whiskey barrels—yield a drink that’s perfect for drinkers who find plain Hot Toddys to be thin, and prefer a bit more depth. If you’re a fan of big, bold red wines and dark beer, this is the Toddy that will bring the flavors you’re looking for.

  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 ounce Montenegro Amaro
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce Demerara sugar syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Bitters
  • 4 ounces hot water
  • Orange peel, for garnish

Combine all ingredients except the garnish into heat-proof mug. Garnish with an orange peel.

Published on December 19, 2017

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