Because of its bright citrus notes, New Amsterdam Gin easily makes the transition from G&T to toddy. Built on a base of fresh mint tea, this hot toddy is sweetened with ruby-hued cranberry syrup.
- Yield:makes 1 cocktail
- Active time: 5 minutes
- Total time:5 minutes
- 25 fresh mint leaves
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 2 ounces gin, such as New Amsterdam
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice from 1 lemon
- 1 ounce homemade cranberry syrup
- Lemon slice for garnish
In a mug or a small heatproof bowl, pour the boiling water over the mint leaves and let steep for 5 minutes.
While the mint is steeping, combine the gin, cranberry syrup, and lemon juice in a mug. Strain mint tea into mug and stir to combine. Discard mint leaves. Garnish the drink with sliced lemon and serve.