When you’re looking for a seasonal drink to keep the cold at bay, try this cranberry hot toddy. With a base of warming spices and an optional tipple of whiskey, this toddy will soothe your throat and keep you wassailing all season long!
Cranberry Hot Toddy
Total Time: 15 minutes
2 ¾ cups cranberry juice (unsweetened)
1 ¼ cups water
6 tablespoons honey
¼ cup cane sugar
1 orange, sliced
3 cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
3–4 inches fresh ginger, thinly sliced
2 star anise
½ cup Bourbon or Whiskey (optional)
- In a quart-size saucepan, add all the ingredients except for the bourbon.
- Bring mixture to a gentle simmer and cook for 5–10 minutes. Turn off heat and adjust sweetness to taste by adding more cane sugar and/or honey.
- Carefully strain mixture and add bourbon, if using.
- Serve in heat proof mugs and garnish with orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and fresh cranberries.
Substitute agave for honey to make vegan.