Hot Chai Tea Toddy

lounging in winter with hot toddy
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Though this drink from Gin Garden in London bills itself as a Toddy—and its very basic formula stays true to the classic cocktail—it’s in a league all its own. Instead of hot water, it calls for flavorful, spiced chai tea, and instead of the usual whiskey, it’s spiked with gin, which gets a fruity boost from a touch of apple juice.

Hot Chai Tea Toddy



  • 1.75 oz Gin
  • 1.75 oz Apple Juice
  • 1 Cup Chai Tea
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 spoonful honey
  • Cinnamon Stick


Step one

Warm the apple juice, cinnamon and honey in a pan.

Step two

Brew a cup of chai tea.

Step three

Pour the tea, apple juice mixture and gin into a mug.

Step four

Stir with the cinnamon stick and enjoy in front of a log fire.

Contributed by Gin Garden, London