sloe gin hot toddy

Hot Toddy’s are thought to improve colds and flu’s because alcohol numbs pain and encourages sleep, and the addition of fruit juice gives a boost of vitamin C.

The science is out on whether Hot Toddy’s can really cure a cold, but one thing’s for certain – there’s a lot of fun in finding out.Besides being a great warming drink.


  • 35ml Nonesuch Sloe Gin
  • 100ml Apple juice1
  • 10ml Cranberry Juice2  
  • 10ml Pomegranate Juice2
  • Knob of unsalted butter
  • 1.5g sugar (or a few grams more or less to your taste or substitute honey for the sugar)
  • 1 Clove (optional)
  • Cinnamon stick (optional) 
  1. Use juice with no added sugar
  2. You can use any combination of Cranberry and Pomegranate Juice to make up the 20ml but remember to use 100% juice and not the watered down “juice drink”


Mix the Nonesuch Sloe Gin, and the juices and clove (if using) in a saucepan and heat but do not boil.
Using a cinnamon stick, stir in a knob of butter, sugar (or honey) to taste then remove the stick.    
Serve in hot drink glasses.
To make more, just multiply the quantities by the number of guests you’d like to serve. (Except for the cinnamon stirring stick of course. No need for a new stick for each drink)
Serve in a hot drink glass.


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June 21, 2016 — Rex Burdon



Thank you for your recipe of your hot butter Sloe Gin hot toddy.
Tried it last night. No1.
Keep up your good work.
Thanks And regards. Ian

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