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two glass cups on brass coasters with hot toddy

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

Warm apple cider spices up the classic hot toddy to make this delicious, cozy, sippable drink to warm you up on fall and winter nights.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 252kcal
Author Manju


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice about 1 ½ tsp
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider


  • Warm the apple cider and the water in a saucepan over medium heat. Let it start to steam but you don't want to get it very hot and boiling. It should be sip-pable temperature.
  • In a glass cup or a serving glass, measure out the bourbon.
  • Mix in the honey and lemon juice to it.
  • Add the warm apple cider-hot water mix and stir it in to the bourbon mix.
  • Top with a lemon slice or a cinnamon stick or a star anise and serve immediately.


Use good quality real apple cider that is unfiltered. Buy locally produced apple cider, especially fresh pressed cider if you can. It will be fresher and will contain less preservatives.
If you don't love bourbon, you can use any other whiskey.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg