Apple Cider  Hot Toddy

What is a Hot Toddy?

Hot toddies have been around for centuries. They’re usually drunk as nightcaps on cold evenings or when someone is feeling under the weather. 

What is a Hot Toddy?

They’re typically made from whiskey, hot water, and honey as a basic recipe, but I’ve seen variations using apple cider (like mine) or even tea as well.

Gather your ingredients: – Apple Cider – Honey – Bourbon – Cinnamon stick – Hot water – Apple slices, optional

This apple cider hot toddy will warm you up during the cold fall and winter months. Made with honey, apple cider, cinnamon, and bourbon, it tastes just as good as it feels to cozy up with a hot toddy.

Heat apple cider and stir in honey


Heat apple cider on the stovetop or in the microwave. Add honey to apple cider and stir until honey is dissolved.

Add the bourbon


Pour honey cider mixture into a mug or heatproof cup. Add bourbon.

Add cinnamon stick and hot water.


Add the cinnamon stick, and fill the remainder of the cup with hot water.



Top with an apple slice if using. Stir and serve immediately.

Get the full recipe so you can cozy up to an apple cider hot toddy!

Melissa Macher Registered Dietitian and Food Blogger