A Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy is sweet and tart, gently spiced, and very delicious! This hot cocktail is a branching off of the traditional Hot Toddy recipe
Add cranberry juice, orange, cinnamon sticks, ginger, peppercorns, cloves, and star anise in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Turn to low, partially cover with a lid, and let simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove from heat and put the lid all the way on for a few more minutes.
Remove the lid and strain the mixture and return it to the pan. Stir in the honey to taste.
Pour 1 1/2 oz to 2 oz of bourbon into each 8 oz glass and then pour in the hot, spiced cranberry juice. Stir and enjoy hot!