The Story Behind The Montenegro Hot Toddy

From the Catskills’ Urban Cowboy Lodge, the Montenegro Hot Toddy combines the nutty notes of bourbon and cinnamon syrup with Solera cream sherry, herbaceous and citrusy Amaro Montenegro, and apple brandy. Ideal for thirsty mountaineers, this cocktail is complex and warming.


  • 1 ounce Amaro Montenegro
  • 1 ounce Old Forester Bourbon
  • ¼ ounce Laird's Apple Brandy
  • ½ ounce Lustau East India Solera Sherry
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2 ounces water
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon syrup
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • Garnish: whipped cream, orange star, fresh nutmeg


  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients excluding cinnamon syrup and lemon juice, and heat to near boiling.
  2. In a mug, add the cinnamon syrup and lemon juice, then pour heated mixture into the mug.
  3. Top with a tiny dollop of whipped cream, an orange star, and shave fresh nutmeg over top.

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Updated: 2022-02-25

Urban Cowboy Lodge’s Montenegro Hot Toddy