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Spiced Apple Hot Toddy in a glass with a handle topped with a cinnamon stick and anise seed

Spiced Apple Hot Toddy

My Spiced Apple Hot Toddy recipe will warm you up from the inside. A deliciously sweet and spiced apple cider cocktail that is perfect for a chilly Fall or Winter evening.

Course cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword spiced apple cider hot toddy recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 285 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3 cups Apple Cider, (unsweetened, unfiltered)
  • 5 whole Cloves
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 2 3" Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/4 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1/2 Orange (pierced through rind several times)
  • 1/2" Fresh Ginger (optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Honey (optional)
  • 2-4 oz Brandy


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the honey and brandy to a saucepan. Heat on medium heat until it starts to gently simmer. Then reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. After 10 minutes, take off of the heat and keep covered for 5 more minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, pour 1 to 2 ounces of brandy into each mug.

  4. Strain the cider and put back in saucepan. If you are adding honey, start with 1/4 cup and stir well. Taste and add more if you'd like it sweeter.

  5. Pour the cider into the mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick.