apple cider hot toddy

Cider hot toddy in a canning glass with cinnamon stick and lemon slice sitting in front of a bourbon whiskey bottle on a black and white towel.

A hot toddy is typically a drink comprised of a shot of spirits, hot water, honey and spices. It is often served in an Irish whiskey mug. Living in small spaces pushes you to think outside of the box. Recently emptied canning jars will do the job quite well. This version enlists hot apple cider, a cinnamon stick and bourbon to take the chill off a blustery day. Kudos to Seattle Yacht Club for this new twist on an ancient idea.

apple cider hot toddy

Serves: One


  • 1½ fluid ounces bourbon
  • 4-6 fluid ounces hot apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Lemon slice for garnish



Prepare the glass and garnish


Warm the apple cider and pour into your prepared glass


Top with the bourbon


Add the cinnamon stick with several swirls to mix in the bourbon


Set the lemon slice alongside the cinnamon stick

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  • Reply
    Kim Miles
    January 21, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    That would be perfect tonight by our little campfire!

    • Reply
      Carol Buchan
      January 21, 2022 at 11:09 pm

      A little campfire sounds perfect for this evening.

  • Reply
    Jane Summerfelt
    January 22, 2022 at 3:45 am

    How we have loved testing this recipe with you!

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