The Hot and Cold

The Hot and Cold
  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 1.

    In a mug or a small heatproof bowl, pour the boiling water over the mint leaves and let steep for 5 minutes.

  2. 2.

    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.