Festive Hot Toddy Recipe

Warm your soul with this homemade hot toddy recipe! This adult beverage mixes the hot toddy ingredients of cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, and citrus for a delicious winter drink. It is the perfect winter cocktail for any occasion!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Drink
Method: Stovetop
Cuisine: American


  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries (more for garnish)
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (and 2 cinnamon sticks- if you have them)
  • 4 1.5 oz. shots of Fireball


  1. Place all ingredients minus the fireball into a large pot. Turn to high heat and bring to a boil. Then, reduce to low and let simmer, uncovered, for 10-20 minutes or until cranberries begin to soften.
  2. Add a shot of fireball to 4 glasses and then add 1 cup of the cider mixture on top. Garnish with fresh cranberries and an orange slice. DRINK HOT.


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 45
  • Sodium: 60
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 47
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 0


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