This Apple Brandy Hot Toddie I made for Food Fanatic will warm you up from the inside out! Stay inside and warm up to one of these drinks tonight!
Hot Toddies were always something I thought people just drank when they were sick or had a bad cold. I never thought of making them just to drink after dinner on a cold night, even without a stuffed up head or a sore throat, but the more I’m playing around with different kinds of hot cocktails the more I’m liking them.
You could put lots of different types of alcohol in a hot toddie, weather it’s brandy or bourdon, or even tequila or rum. You can make them sweet like a dessert or strong and spicy like this Apple Brandy Hot Toddie is. You can even switch up the tea and use hot apple cider or just plain water.
But one thing a hot toddie definitely has to be for me is strong. You need to be able to taste that warm brandy with all the spices to make it a good cocktail.
Most people are buying all their apples these days for baking, bot me though, it’s all about the cocktails!
Using apples in cocktails seems like it goes hand in hand for me, so using apple brandy for this hot toddie made even more sense, but if you have regular brandy or bourbon that will work just fine too.
The point to this recipe is that you can customize and use what you have on hand or what you prefer and you’re still going to have a tasty hot beverage!
Using apples in cocktails seems like it goes hand in hand for me (see my apple bourbon bellini), so using apple brandy for this hot toddy made even more sense. If you have regular brandy or bourbon that will work just fine too, but consider splashing out for apple brandy simply to expand your bar.
The point to this recipe is that you can customize and use what you have on hand or what you prefer and you’re still going to have a tasty hot beverage. Bunker down on the couch, turn the game on, and sip away at your apple brandy hot toddy. You’ll be SO glad it’s finally chilly enough for that kind of stuff!
Head over to Food Fanatic to check out this Apple Brandy Hot Toddie Recipe and more great Fall cocktails!Print
This warm brandy drink is a favorite during the fall season, but you can enjoy it all year long!
1 black tea bag
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 ounces apple brandy
2 cinnamon sticks
1 star anise
Apple Slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish
Brew the tea bag in the microwave or your preferred method. Discard the tea bag and add lemon juice and brandy and stir.
Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: hot toddie recipe, drinks with brandy, brandy and tea, cocktail recipes