recipes and cocktail styling by David Wolowidnyk

HOT TODDY OF THE NORTH 1½ oz (45 ml) Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye ¾ oz (22 ml) maple syrup ¾ oz (22 ml) fresh lemon juice 3 oz (90 ml) chai tea *

lemon peel studded with whole cloves, for garnish

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine whisky, maple syrup, lemon juice and chai tea. Once hot, pour into a heatproof mug or glass and garnish with clove-studded lemon peel.

HOT BUTTERED RUM 1 × 1 oz (2 tbsp) Hot Buttered Rum Batter Pellet * 2 oz (60 ml) Flor de Caña 5-Year-Old Añejo Rum 6 oz (180 ml) boiling water cinnamon stick, for garnish In a large heatproof mug combine batter pellet and rum, top with boiling water and stir to dissolve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and stir between sips, as butter will float. * To make Hot Buttered Rum Batter Pellets, combine 1 cup (250 ml) butter (room temperature), 1 cup (250 ml) demerara sugar (packed), 1 cup (250 ml) berry sugar, 1½ tsp (7.5 ml) ground cinnamon, 1½ tsp (7.5 ml) pure vanilla extract, ½ tsp (2.5 ml) freshly grated nutmeg, ½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground cloves and ¼ tsp (1 ml) citric acid in a stand mixer and mix until smooth. Place 1 oz (2 tbsp) portions of batter on a parchment-lined baking sheet or use a silicone butter mould, then freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag or sealed container and return to freezer until ready to use. Pellets will keep in freezer for up to 6 months. Makes 24 x 1 oz (2 tbsp) pellets.

* To make chai tea, pour 5 oz (150 ml) boiling water over 1 chai tea bag and steep for 4 minutes.

ingredient in Hot Buttered Rum

ingredient in Hot Toddy of the North

FLOR DE CAÑA 5-YEAR-OLD AÑEJO CLÁSICO RUM Nicaragua $28.99 134676 Founded in 1890, this Nicaraguan rum shows off brown sugar, vanilla and orange aromas while warming flavours of caramel, tropical fruit, toasted nuts and oak spice linger on the palate.

CROWN ROYAL NORTHERN HARVEST RYE CANADIAN WHISKY Canada $35.99 429704 The first Canadian whisky to earn the 2016 World Whisky of the Year title from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible . Smooth and delicately sweet with spice and caramel notes.



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