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Ginger Apple Hot Toddy

Ginger Apple Hot Toddy is a classic hot toddy with ginger and apple flavors. This drink has delicious warming spices and the perfect amount of whiskey bourbon.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: hot to make a hot toddy, hot toddy, hot toddy drink, hot toddy recipe, hot toddy whiskey, what is hot toddy
Servings: 6
Calories: 119kcal
Cost: $8


  • 1 (4-quart) pot


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 2/3 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 whole cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger from a 1-inch knob
  • 4 lemon slices
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg


  • Add apple cider, bourbon, honey, cinnamon sticks, star anise, grated ginger, lemon and nutmeg to a medium pot and place it over medium heat.
  • Slowly bring the mixture up to a gentle simmer; once the mixture reaches a simmer, bring it down to low heat and steep for
  • 10 minutes. Divide mixture between 4 to 6 mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks, star anise or lemon slices.


Feel free to add more sugar if you like. This isn't super sweet. 
To Make Ahead: 
You can make this ahead by completing the recipe and then cooling down to room temperature. Store in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat over low to medium heat and serve. 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg