Seasonal Sipper: Apple Cider Hot Toddy

apple cider hot toddy
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Lately, we can't get enough of cold-weather cocktails -- including creative whiskey drinks and our take on an indulgent Irish coffee. But recently, our new favorite fall sipper is this apple cider hot toddy -- a classic brandy cocktail that's slightly-sweet but not too strong. Made with honey, lemon, cinnamon and star anise, this aromatic drink will almost have you wishing it was November year-round:

apple cider hot toddy

apple cider hot toddy

What You'll Need:

  • Apple cider
  • Brandy
  • Honey
  • Hot water
  • Lemon wedge
  • Cloves
  • Star anise
  • Cinnamon stacks

apple cider hot toddy

Step 1: Measure out a shot of brandy and add a teaspoon of honey to a small mug.

apple cider hot toddy

apple cider hot toddy

Step 2: Add 1/4 of a cup of apple cider and top with boiling water.

apple cider hot toddy

Step 3: Stick 3-4 cloves into a lemon wedge and add to the toddy along with a cinnamon stick and star anise. Now start sipping!


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