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Worldâ’s Best Hot Toddy

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WorldÂ’s Best Hot Toddy

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2010-12-17 Beverages
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Disney's California Grill makes the world's BEST hot toddy! I have never tasted anything like it. This will be the most talked about cocktail this holiday season. Savor every sip!

  • Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1 gallon Plus 3 Quarts Apple Juice
4 Tbsp Honey
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise 2 times
¼ tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
16 Strips Orange Zest, 3"es long, 1 ¼"es wide
8 Tbsp (1 Stick) Butter
10 oz Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, divided

Directions:

In a large pot, simmer apple juice until reduced 75 percent. You should have a little less than 2 quarts of reduced apple juice.

Add honey, brown sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to simmer.

Strain mixture in cheesecloth to remove particles (optional).

Put 2 strips of orange zest and 1 tablespoon of butter in an 8-ounce glass. Add 1 1/4 ounces rum. Ladle hot apple juice reduction into glass and lightly stir.

Helpful Tips:

From bartender Ray Wortley at Disney's California Grill, one of the signature restaurants at Walt Disney World. "This is the most time-consuming cocktail that I make for parties," admits Ray, "but it's also the most-talked-about cocktail." For kids, just skip the rum. If you are short on time, you can use frozen apple juice concentrate.