Gin Toddy

Bulldog Gin and whole cloves

Bulldog Gin and whole cloves  (Bulldog/iStock)

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Believe it or not, gin isn't just for summer. The herbal punch of a good London Dry can clear out the cobwebs in a big way, especially when served up in a potent mix of sugar, spice and heat. The Gin Toddy delivers a bracing punch mellowed by sugar and complex holiday aromas and flavors that bring comfort and joy in so very many ways. Plus, with a higher concentration of alcohol than a traditional toddy, this steaming spirit chases all cares away in a hurry.


  • 2 fluid ounce London Dry Gin (Bulldog packs a beautiful juniper wallop and an amazing bouquet when heated)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 fluid ounce boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves


Step 1

  • Combine the liquid ingredients in a goblet and add the cloves to steep for a few minutes. If you don't want them floating around use a tea ball or make a sachet out of cheesecloth and remove after 5 minutes. Otherwise leave them in for a more intense clove flavor.