Holiday Hot Toddy Recipes
I’m currently trying to pretend that it’s somewhere below 70-degrees in Cali-land right now. Mostly because a hot toddy by a burning fire with a heavy holiday blanket sounds like BLISS.
Here’s to hoping those of you in a winter wonderland will live my dream this weekend. Indulge in a hot toddy [or three] over the holidays. I’m spoiling you with a few different recipes to try… #COZY.
CLASSIC HOT TODDY (serves 1)
1.5 oz bourbon | 1 tbsp. honey or agave | 1/2 oz. lemon juice | 1 c. hot water | Lemon slice to garnish
Combine hot water, lemon juice, bourbon and honey in a mug. Garnish with a lemon slice.
APPLE CIDER HOT TODDY (serves 1)
1.5 oz. bourbon | 1 oz. apple cider | 1 green tea bag | 1/2 lemon | 6 oz. hot water | cinnamon stick to garnish
Steep tea bag in hot water in a mug for a few minutes. Discard tea bag + add bourbon and apple cider. Squeeze in juice of half a lemon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
SPICED CRANBERRY HOT TODDY (serves 1)
8 oz. cranberry juice | 1 oz. bourbon | 1 tbsp. sugar | 1/4 tsp. allspice | 1/2 cinnamon stick | 1/4 in. piece of ginger, sliced | star anise + whole cranberries for garnish
Add cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon stick, allspice + ginger to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer allowing the sugar to dissolve. Simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into a mug + add bourbon. Stir + garnish with star anise and whole cranberries.
Photos by Annie Shak