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  • Dunkirk Film Poster, 2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture

Inspired by the struggle of evacuating the Allied soldiers from the beaches of France under attack by German forces, the Dunkirk Toddy blends a classic English hot beverage with French cognac and Benedictine, resulting in a Franco-British hot cocktail that any of the 300,000 soldiers rescued in the operation would appreciate.

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. honey

Top with hot water

Garnish: one cinnamon stick

Tools & Materials

8 oz. Bormioli Rocco Oslo Coffee Cup


  • Fix the cloves into the wedge of lemon and put into a glass mug.

  • Add all the other ingredients and top with hot water. Stir gently and serve.

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