Burnt Sugar Gin Toddy

This punch yields about 1 quart, enough to serve 4 toddies.


  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 1/3 c. gin
  • 2 1/2 c. filtered or mineral water (still)
  • 3/4 c. sherry (dark, ‘cream’ sherry)
  • 2/3 c. demerara sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 TBSP Bickford Burnt Sugar flavor


  1. Add sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and water to a 2-3 qt. saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering for 5 minutes.
  3. Add gin and sherry.
  4. Increase heat to med-high and allow punch to steam for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Add sliced lemons and Bickford Burnt Sugar flavor. Stir.
  6. Add more sugar, flavor, or water to your personal taste. Pour into mugs, each with a lemon slice, and serve warm.

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