Served over the counter at local St. Louis bars and restaurants, the hot toddy is a winter specialty drink. Hot toddies have long been known as a fast cure for colds or whatever ails you. Over time, it has also become welcome as a drink to warm up with in the winter. Create a traditional hot toddy of your own by adding a little sugar, water, herbs and spices to your favorite whiskey, bourbon, brandy or rum. Sit back and turn the mixing over to an expert by stopping by one of these local restaurants and bars that are top spots for a hot toddy in St. Louis.
6504 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
Blueberry Hill is definitely where St. Louis locals find their thrills. From burgers and fries to music to a good game of darts, it is also a fun place to enjoy a hot winter drink. The hot toddies at Blueberry Hill are made in the traditional style with whiskey, lemon, honey and hot water. Request your hot toddy to be made with hot tea for an added flavor.
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603 E. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Cyrano’s is known for decadent desserts and complementing liquors. When the weather gets colder in St. Louis, Cyrano’s keeps customers warm with specialty winter drinks. In Cyrano’s hot toddy is St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram spiced with a cinnamon stick and nutmeg. The concoction is sweetened with honey and then accented with lemon. Hot water is added to turn it into a hot toddy delight.
1200 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Be sure to ask for Lucky at the main bar when you order a hot toddy at McGurk’s, just minutes from Soulard Market. The hot toddy is one of the signature drinks offered during the cold winter days. McGurk’s hot toddy varies slightly from traditional recipes. It starts with pouring nearly boiling water over a teaspoon of brown sugar and just a dash of honey until it melts into the drink. The final garnish is a slice of lemon and several whole cloves dropped into the glass.
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903 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Enjoy a hot toddy with an added kick of caffeine and sweet flavor that will have you convinced it can cure anything. Chef Rhonda Crane creates her Hot Halston which is sure to warm you up on a chilly day. The drink starts with Grand Marnier, Bailey’s and Kahlua. Instead of how water or tea, hot coffee is then poured into a cinnamon-rimmed cup and topped with whipped cream.
1025 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63101
It’s good for what ails you, but customers have called it good enough to die for. You don’t have to be sick to enjoy this drink on a cold night with friends. Call it a hot toddy or call it like it is by naming it a hot whiskey. The Dubliner begins with Irish whiskey and spices it up with cloves and lemon. Sweetness is infiltrated into the drink with brown sugar and the mixture is then warmed up with hot water.
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