Appetizers
December 17, 2012
Taste Sacramento's best hot toddy tonight and Tuesday at Ten22

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Last week, we brought you the winners of a Hot Toddy contest held at Golden Bear, featuring some of Sacramento's leading and up-and-coming bartenders. Well, now you can taste that winning hot toddy for yourself both tonight and Tuesday at Ten22 in Old Sacramento.

The hot toddy comes from Karina Martinez, who was the hands-down winner with her "Mad King Charles" toddy. Its key ingredients include: Buffalo Trace bourbon, Torani Amer liqueur, chamomile citrus tea, and steeped in almond water. She also torched pieces of cinnamon bark for added aromatics. Yes, this was one impeccable hot toddy with its balanced flavors, thoughtful presentation and just enough boozy kick to keep you extra warm on a winter's night. They will cost $9 each.

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As for Martinez, she turned a lot of heads for not just winning this tough competition - but taking the big win in the very first cocktail contest she's ever entered. (That's her in the above pic, not long after scoring first place). She's a native of Redding and been around restaurants all her life, being that her father is a restaurant owner. Before coming to Ten22 in September of 2011, she honed her bartending chops in San Diego and also went back to Redding to work at various restaurants. Soon, Martinez will be performing double duty in Sacramento. Along with working at Ten22, she'll be tending bar at the soon-to-open LowBrau, which will bring beers and sausages to the former space for Lounge ON20.

In the meantime, grab a spot at Ten22's bar and savor her winning hot toddy.

FROM THE BEE:

* Ten22 bartender earns bragging rights, $350 for best hot toddy


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