Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

Almost all week last week, I was home sick with bronchitis – welcome to fall! So, while I was laid up in bed, I caught up on some of my blog reading. I was starting to get tired of drinking only hot tea and ginger ale, and a sweet hot toddy recipe from A Beautiful Mess caught my eye. I had to try it.

The last time I tried to make a hot toddy, I don’t know what I did, but it ended up tasting like gasoline. I’m sure it was cheap whiskey or something, because, this time, it tasted so divine!

Since it was kind of cool out last night, I was more in the mood for an apple cinnamon-flavored hot toddy. It soothed my throat and helped me chill out.

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy Recipe

Adapted from Sweet Hot Toddy recipe from A Beautiful Mess

Serves 1


  •  1-2 Apple cinnamon herbal tea bags
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 oz bourbon (I used Maker’s Mark)


Boil water in a kettle or in the microwave. Once it’s boiling,  pour water into a teapot or mug with 1-2 apple cinnamon herbal tea bags, depending on how much tea flavor you want. Steep for about 3 minutes.

In a mug, squeeze the lemon juice from lemon. Then add honey and bourbon.

Pour hot tea into mug, stir, and relax!

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