Film: “Dunkirk” - Drink: Dunkirk Toddy

by Cindi SutterFounder & Editor of Spirited Table®  - recipe and images by Mark Addison, the author of Cocktail Chameleon

2018 Oscar Cocktails

Every year Cocktail Chameleon Author and Entertaining Expert Mark Addison creates signature OSCAR COCKTAILS inspired for each of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominated films. Today he shares a Dunkirk Toddy, inspired by the film, "Dunkirk".

The traditional Hot Toddy recipe is made with whisky but to give the classic Toddy a French twist I substitute equal parts French cognac and Benedictine Dom with its lovely warming flavors and its pronounced herbal and spicy tones. 

1 oz. Benedictine Dom
1 oz. French Cognac
1 dash Angostura Bitters
4 cloves
1 lemon peel
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. Measure Honey
Top with Hot Water
Garnish: one cinnamon stick


  1. Fix the cloves into the wedge of lemon and put into a glass mug.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and top with hot water. Stir gently and serve.

Cook’s Note
Glassware: Bormioli Rocco Oslo Coffee Cup