5 Warming Recipes for National Hot Toddy Day

By F&W Editors Posted January 11, 2016

Bad news: It’s a cold Monday in January. Good news: It’s National Hot Toddy Day!

There's no better drink for frigid winter than a hot toddy. A soul-warming cocktail made with liquor, hot water, honey, tea and spices, it’s the ideal warm cocktail for a chilly evening. Here, our coziest, most delicious takes on the classic, easy-to-make, curative hot toddy.

1. Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/apple-brandy-hot-toddies

Food & Wine: Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies

© Rob Howard

Bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink with a slug of apple brandy, such as Calvados.

2. Tante’s Medicine http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/tantes-medicine-cocktails-2008

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At the time she was preparing her bar menu, mixologist Molly Finnegan felt under the weather and uninspired. After a 2 a.m. brainstorming session, this sensational hot toddy made with herbaceous B&B liqueur improved both her cold and her drink list.

3. The Smartest Boy Alive http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/smartest-boy-alive-mocktail

Food & Wine: The Smartest Boy Alive

© Lucas Allen

This virgin take on a hot toddy gets depth of flavor from black tea and delicious complexity from Fentimans dandelion and burdock root soda.

4. Medford Warmer http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/medford-warmer-cocktails-2013

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Rum, apple juice and crème de cacao come together in this extra-rich cocktail.

5. Ringo Star http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ringo-star-cocktails-2005

Food & Wine:
The name of this unusual sake-and-cider toddy refers to the Japanese word for "apple," ringo.
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