Drink This: Tokyo Toddy at Zuma, KnightsbridgeBy Angelica Malin
This month, Zuma, the super swish contemporary Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge, have a seasonal addition to their bar menu in the form of the Tokyo Toddy; Zuma’s Japanese twist on the traditional ‘Hot Toddy’, perfect for the January chill.
Created by Pawel Rolka, Zuma’s esteemed bar manager, the Tokyo Toddy is a modern take on the toddies which originated in Scotland in the 18th century. Made using sake, fresh cranberries, cinnamon, all-spice and yuzu juice, the toddy is served in a Tokkuri, a traditional Japanese carafe with Ochoko sake glasses. The Tokyo Toddy comes in either a small carafe for two (£14), or a large to share between friends (£28). Worth every single penny.
Taking inspiration from the Izakaya bars of Japan, the Zuma’s bar serves the Tokyo Toddy’s alongside a selection of their new izakaya-style dishes; from the agonisingly gorgeous chicken with baby leek skewers (tasting is believing) to Shiitake mushroom and shiso tempura with truffle ponzu.
5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL