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Dec 23, 2009 03:01 PM

Who's serving hot toddies in downtown Toronto?

It's cold out. Northern Europeans have been hitting the mulled wine for months now. High time for some hot boozy drinks round these parts! Anyone know of Toronto establishments serving hot toddies?

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  1. TODO on Ossington was advertising them on a poster out front. And they mix some interesting drinks, try the Bailey's and OJ with Grenadine (aka Cheesecake), was actually quite delish! Funky atmosphere as well.

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    1. re: JonasBrand

      Thanks for recommending TODO. I gave them a whirl on a recent night while waiting to get into Pizza Libretto, a few doors up. Their 'Hot Toddy' consists of whiskey, tea, bitters, honey and lemon. It was one of the best I've tasted so far and not overly sweet, like most.

    2. The Drake has spiked apple cider (definitely on weekend nights, not sure about other times).
      Kalendar has a few winter drinks including mulled wine and cider. Maybe the best reason to visit the place.

      I would guess that Sidecar, Globe Bistro, and Ame (as well as many other spots) would all have winter drinks.

      The Drake Hotel
      1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

      546 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B1, CA

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      1. re: toveggiegirl

        Good rec with Kalendar. My friend and I tried the mulled cider with rum and their house hot toddy, which had brandy, cloves, lemon and honey. Both were a little too sweet but did the job on a windy, freezing afternoon last week when we found ourselves adrift on College. Cozy, festive atmosphere in there was also nice. I'd try something else, like the blueberry tea drink I saw on the menu, if I returned. Will definitely try to hit the Drake, Sidecar, Globe Bistro and Ame in the future though. Thanks!

      2. I was recently at the Rebel House with a sore throat and requested a hot toddy. The waitress didn't know what it was, but she asked the bartender who produced a delicious one. I'm sure I tasted a hint of clove, which made it all the more soothing and lovely.

        Rebel House
        1068 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L4, CA

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        1. re: missmu

          I'd bet the Roof Top at the Park Hyatt would be making a nice one. Great idea!

          1. 7 West at Yonge and Charles. They have a decent apple cinammon peach schnapps, and a couple of other hot drinks on the menu. Plus they're open 24 hours a day.