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Channel Your Inner Chef – Signature Recipe Revealed

Chowning’s Tavern Hot Toddy


At Colonial Williamsburg Resorts we are proud of our authentic southern regional cuisine, inspired by the gardens of Colonial Williamsburg and made fresh with locally sourced ingredients. We have an ever-changing menu of favorites at all our dining outlets from our historic taverns to hotel restaurants, but its’ our signature dishes that remain the most popular with our guests year after year. We want to share our Chowning’s Tavern Hot Toddy with you. Now, you can try this recipe at home!

Chowning’s Tavern Hot Toddy

1.50 oz Jefferson Small Batch Bourbon

2 oz Citrus Honey Lavender Simple Syrup

5 oz hot water
1 Earl Grey Tea Bag

  1. Steep Earl Grey
  2. Add Bourbon and Simple syrup with the hot tea
  3. Enjoy!

Citrus Honey Lavender Simple Syrup:

½ cup hot water

1 cup honey

1 oz lemon juice

3 tablespoon lavender

  1. Add Honey, Lemon Juice, and lavender together.
  2. Add hot water.
  3. Let it steep and cool down fully.
  4. Strain the syrup.
Chowning’s Tavern Hot Toddy
1 Adult
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