Hop Toad Cocktail

In this episode of Raising the Bar, Jamie addresses how to shake a cocktail once again. Repetitive movements can really take a toll on a bartenders body. Jamie believes that his use of cobbler shakers, as opposed to a standard Boston shaker, reduces wear on the body. It also allows him to shake up a mean Hop Toad cocktail.
First seen in The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, a few variations of the Hop Toad cocktail have been created since the cocktail's genesis. Jamie has chosen a version that calls for rum as well as aromatic bitters.


Aged rum 1 1/2 Ounce
Bitter truth apricot liqueur 1/2 Ounce
Fresh lime juice 1/2 Ounce
Bitter truth aromatic bitters 2 Dash
Lime wedge 1
Ice cubes 10 (as needed)



1. In a mixing glass, measure and pour aged rum, apricot liquer, lime juice and aromatic bitters, shake with ice.

2. Strain into a cocktail glass.


3. Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 130Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium %

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 6 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet