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Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies
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Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies

  • TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes 8 drinks

A hot toddy is basically a shot or two of any potent spirit added to a cup of hot water. At Paley's Place in Portland, Oregon, bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink with a slug of apple brandy, such as Calvados.

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  1. 1 1/2 cups water
  2. 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
  3. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  4. 2 cups apple brandy, preferably Calvados
  5. Eight 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  1. In small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and apple brandy. Set a cinnamon stick in each of 8 mugs or heatproof glasses, pour in the hot liquid and serve.