You’ve skied all day, perhaps thrown back a few cold ones, and now you need something to help warm the chill. Truly nothing is more soothing in the dead of snowy winter than that of the classic hot toddy. Originally hailing from Scotland in the 1700s, this simple winter warmer starts with off a heated mug, then hot water, whisky, honey, lemon, plus any combination of woody spices like cinnamon and clove. Though, whisky was not always the preferred base spirit of choice — the cocktail was first made with scotch. Due to its aggressive peaty nature, the recipe was altered to make the toddy a bit more welcoming.
Surely most bars and restaurants have the required toddy makings on hand, but Versante is setting themselves apart with this seasonal favorite by showcasing one of our valued local spirits. Sugar House Bourbon plays especially well with the hot category of drink with its smoother nature and genuine drinkability. A versatile whiskey that is suitable on its own, or mixed into a variety of styles of cocktails.
In addition to Versante’s dependable and satisfying toddy, they also offer several other unique options to warm your system. Ever heard of a “Hot White Russian”? Neither have we! Vanilla vodka, Kahlua, coffee, and cream, served warm. A genius play on the traditional style that works so well; it speaks for itself.
When you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of Main Street, treat yourself to a winter warm-up this holiday season at Versante Hearth + Bar in Peaks Hotel located at 2346 Park Avenue.
Breakfast: 7 a.m.-Noon
Dinner: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Late Night Menu: 10 p.m.-Midnight
Reservations available via OpenTable.
Menu available here.
Join us for a chef-inspired Christmas Dinner between 4-8 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Christmas Menu available here.