Worldâ’s Best Hot Toddy
Submitted by: Kristina_Vanni
- Servings: 8
|1 gallon||Plus 3 Quarts Apple Juice|
|3 Tbsp||Brown Sugar|
|1||Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise 2 times|
|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|
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.
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.