Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

A traditional Hot Toddy recipe gets a flavor upgrade inspired by classic apple pie. Seasoned with fresh apples and cinnamon, this Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy recipe is a tasty fall cocktail.

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy |

Apply Cinnamon Hot Toddy:

There’s nothing better than a warm beverage on a cool day. During the fall and winter, one of my new favorites is a delicious hot toddy recipe!

With cooler temperatures rolling in, I thought I’d amp up my warm beverage options and give a hot toddy a try.

Typically, I’m not a fan of bourbon or any kind of whiskey, although, between you and me, I wish I was. When I see people sipping a glass of bourbon on TV or in a movie, I think they look so sophisticated and commanding.

Anyway, I have tried a few drinks made with bourbon, and I do enjoy them a bit more than just drinking it straight up. So, inspired by my need for something warm and my desire to acquire a taste for bourbon, I created an Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy.

How to Make a Hot Toddy:

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy |

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy |

Mixed with cinnamon, maple syrup (Finding Home Farms, of course), and black tea, bourbon takes on a whole new life. And you know what, I love it!

In all honesty, this toddy is quite delicious and perfect for cooler weather. Plus, rumor has it that hot toddies are a great cure for a cold. Sick days just got a whole lot better.

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy |

What’s the best liquor for a Hot Toddy?

I prefer bourbon as my base hot toddy liquor. However, feel free to use what you love. Rum, brandy, or whiskey could all be excellent options. Use what you like best!

And for those of you who don’t imbibe, you can just substitute fresh apple cider for the bourbon. Yum!

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy |

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy |

Like this Hot Toddy Recipe? You love these Fall Cocktails:

Even if you’re not a big bourbon fan like me, I think you’ll like this hot toddy recipe. I hope you’ll give it a try.

Do you drink hot toddies? What’s your favorite thing to sip during the cold months?

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy Recipe:

Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cocktail, fall cocktail, hot toddy
Servings: 2 cocktails
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
A traditional Hot Toddy recipe gets a flavor upgrade inspired by classic apple pie. Seasoned with fresh apples and cinnamon this, Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy recipe is a tasty fall cocktail.


  • 1 apple - chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tea bag black tea
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce cinnamon whisky


  • To a sauce pan, add the chopped apple, water, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, and maple syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for three minutes to soften the apples.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bag. Allow the tea to steep for three minutes. Remove the tea bag.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 4gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 61IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
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  • K. Rene at

    What do i do after I remove the tea bag? There are only 2 steps shown.

  • Ivory at

    I will be drinking this tomorrow night. Thanks! Sounds amazing

  • Carolyn at

    The perfect drink for this chilly fall day!

  • Sabrina at

    I want to sip on one of these at night by the fire pit! Sounds so delicious!

  • Liz at

    I love the addition of apples and cinnamon! This recipe sounds amazing!
    Perfect for a Fall party or Tailgating!

  • WanderlustBeautyDreams at

    I’ve never had a hot toddy but sounds delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe! Loving your photos and blog 🙂

  • Connie at

    I absolutely LOVE bourbon! Well, like you, not straight up. I prefer it mixed into baking or with other drinks. 🙂

  • Sarah at

    This is exactly what I was looking for! I love this recipe! Thank you!

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