Use a Blowtorch to Light a Hot Toddy

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It’s officially National Hot Toddy Day, which is the day we all pretend to have a cold so we can pour some whiskey in our hot tea. If there was ever a worthy holiday, this is it. You can find a plethora of Hot Toddy recipes on the wild wild web, including this list we published earlier this week. But how about a recipe that uses a blowtorch?

Chef Michael Ferraro from NYC’s Delicatessen created a Hot Toddy recipe with a bit of showmanship thanks to the act of lighting oil from an orange with a blowtorch. Sure, you could use a lighter or a match to create the same blaze, but matches and lighters aren’t as badass as a blowtorch.

Check out the video, and here’s the recipe if you want to try it at home.

Michael Ferraro’s Hot Toddy

1 cinnamon stick
Pinch of mint
.5 oz. ginger syrup
2 oz. infused cinnamon Jameson
Hot Water
1 orange oil mist over flame from a Bernzomatic ST500
Dash of cinnamon over flame from a Berzomatic ST500