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Spiced Hot Toddy

Yield: makes 1, multiply as needed
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon spiced simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon, whiskey, or brandy of choice
  • 6 oz orange spiced tea, (recipe in note)

Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3-inch orange peel
  • 1-inch ginger, peeled, sliced into disks


  • In a serving glass, add honey, lemon juice, spiced simply syrup, bourbon, and hot orange spiced tea. Stir together until honey has dissolved. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and lemon slices. Enjoy warm.

Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • In a medium sauce pot, combine water, sugar, cinnamon, orange peel, and ginger. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow spices to steep for 30 minutes (longer, if you prefer intense flavor). Strain out spices and keep simple syrup refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.


*Recipe for Orange Spiced Tea
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