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9 Hot Toddy Hotspots to Help You Through The Blizzard

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This kind of weather calls for one drink above all others: the Hot Toddy. The classic consists of little more than hot water, lemon, whiskey and honey, though you'll spot a few variations here, from tea to tequila. This being a state of emergency, best to give the bar a ring before trudging over to make sure that they're still serving. But if they are, you're in for a treat. Without further ado, here's a mapped guided to some of the finest Hot Toddies in town.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Burren

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247 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-6896
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An aromatic lemon wedge, delicately studded with whole clove buds, bobs in this toddy.

2. Russell House Tavern

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14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 500-6055
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The Sazerac Toddy: when worlds collide. Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Peychauds Bitters, sugar, hot water and Herbsaint whipped cream.

3. Abigail's

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291 Third St
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-9086
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A classic take on this winter libation, with Jameson Irish whiskey, honey, hot water and cloved lemon.

4. Eastern Standard

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528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100
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The London Toddy is a more complex version of the standard drink, with gin, vanilla, and cardamom compound bitters.

5. L'Espalier

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774 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-3023
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Tea is the star in these toddies (that happens when you have your own tea sommelier). Opt for something on the sweet side like darjeeling mixed Pernod or Grand Marnier.

6. Masa

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439 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-8884
Why not make a hot toddy with tequila? El Jimador's Hot Toddy swaps in El Jimador Anejo, with agave nectar, fresh mint and orange.

7. jm Curley

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21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
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The barrel-aged bonded applejack hot toddy includes Drambuie, angostura bitters, honey and lemon.

8. 75 On Liberty Wharf

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(617) 227-0754
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The toddy takes a flavor twist here in the form of the Peppermint Hot Toddy, featuring (Ri) Rye Whiskey, peppermint tea, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon.

9. The Franklin Cafe

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278 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 350-0010
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Honey, clove, lemon, hot water and your call on the whiskey.

1. The Burren

247 Elm St., Somerville, MA 02144
An aromatic lemon wedge, delicately studded with whole clove buds, bobs in this toddy.
247 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Russell House Tavern

14 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Sazerac Toddy: when worlds collide. Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Peychauds Bitters, sugar, hot water and Herbsaint whipped cream.
14 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Abigail's

291 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142
A classic take on this winter libation, with Jameson Irish whiskey, honey, hot water and cloved lemon.
291 Third St
Cambridge, MA 02142

4. Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
The London Toddy is a more complex version of the standard drink, with gin, vanilla, and cardamom compound bitters.
528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

5. L'Espalier

774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116
Tea is the star in these toddies (that happens when you have your own tea sommelier). Opt for something on the sweet side like darjeeling mixed Pernod or Grand Marnier.
774 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

6. Masa

439 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
Why not make a hot toddy with tequila? El Jimador's Hot Toddy swaps in El Jimador Anejo, with agave nectar, fresh mint and orange.
439 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116

7. jm Curley

21 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
The barrel-aged bonded applejack hot toddy includes Drambuie, angostura bitters, honey and lemon.
21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111

8. 75 On Liberty Wharf

Boston, MA 02210
The toddy takes a flavor twist here in the form of the Peppermint Hot Toddy, featuring (Ri) Rye Whiskey, peppermint tea, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon.

9. The Franklin Cafe

278 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118
Honey, clove, lemon, hot water and your call on the whiskey.
278 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA 02118

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