Baijiu Hot Toddy

Hot Green Tea Toddy Baijiu Cocktail

Another cocktail innovation from the Lost Plate baijiu cocktail kit*. This is a nice evolution of a hot toddy, and really lives or dies on the quality of tea – and baijiu – you use. We thought this was delicious – lemony, comforting.

Our tasting panel said:

“Very earthy, Almost a husky, mineral feel – but still a nice toddy for a cold night”

“This gunpowder green tea has an amazingly leathery, new-shoe smell. It’s a weirdly good match with the tropical baijiu”

“The combo makes the tea taste darker – almost pushing towards an English breakfast tea.”

Our take: Toasty. Worth a try, and a nice changeup from the other frosty recipes.


Items marked with a * are included in the Baijiu Cocktail Recipe Box.

  • 1 oz Ming River Baijiu*
  • ½ oz green tea simple syrup *
  • 6 oz green tea
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Portland Bitters *


  1. First, make 6 oz green tea by adding 1 Tbsp green tea to 6 oz hot water, and steep for 3-5 minutes.
  2. While tea is steeping, in your favorite mug, add Baijiu, lemon juice, and simple syrup and give it a quick stir.
  3. Add green tea once done steeping and stir to combine.
  4. Add 2-3 drops of bitters.
  5. Garnish with lemon wedge.

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*We’re reviewing the whole kit separately! This is a really interesting package of ingredients and a compelling way to learn about and experiment with baijiu. See the full review here.

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