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Cool Toddy Cocktail

Posted in: Drinks, Cocktails, Mixed Drinks,


A hot toddy is traditionally a drink that you have when you’re not feeling well or in cold weather. It is a drink made typically with whiskey and water with sugar and spices and served hot.  But what if you aren’t feeling under the weather or it’s warm outside? That’s when the Cool Toddy cocktail becomes the perfect choice.

When whiskey is traded for bourbon, it not only makes this Cool Toddy a little more sweet, but also gluten free. W. H. Harrison Bourbon is the choice for this cocktail, which is a bourbon made from the famous Indiana-grown corn. The myth is that bourbon only comes from Kentucky, however that is not the case. In reality 96% of bourbon is made in the Bluegrass State where limestone aids in flavor, however the key requirements are that it be made with at least 51% corn and aged in new charred-oak barrels. This Indiana bourbon, can go head-to-head with any variety from its neighboring state, and is perfect for a cocktail such as the Cool Toddy.


Cool Toddy Cocktail

2 ounces Bourbon

½ ounce honey

½ ounce water

1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice




  1. Mix honey and warn water to create a honey drink mixture. Let cool and set aside.
  2. Combine the bourbon, honey mixture, freshly squeezed lemon juice and ice in a shaker.
  3. Shake and pour into a glass over ice. Dress with bourbon soaked cherries, if available and enjoy responsibly.




About The Cook

Zach WilksZachari Wilks has been a familiar face behind bars for a little over 15 years. He has pioneered the craft cocktail scene in Indianapolis and acted as catalyst to the growing mixology culture now found

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