(Ph. © M.Alexander Weber)When the weather turns brisk and company comes calling, hot toddies are a must. But if you're trying to warm up the holidays—or at least your festivity's drink selection—look no further than this tiki-inspired beverage from the bartenders at Donna Cocktail Club, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Made with chile-infused brandy, bourbon, and a combination of tropical fruit juices, it's sure to get the party—and all of those awkward family conversations that go along with it—going.
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-- 1 ounce Lustau Brandy de Jerez (infused for a couple of days with Thai chilies)
-- 1 ounce Medley Brothers Bourbon
-- ¾ ounce passionfruit vanilla syrup
-- ¾ ounce lime juice
-- ½ ounce cinnamon syrup
-- ½ ounce pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously. Strain over crushed ice in a hurricane glass and garnish with a tiki umbrella and pineapple wedge.