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This Spiced Apple Toddy Is the Cure for Winter

We believe there's no problem whiskey can't fix. Some people even say it's the secret to achieving immortality, but for now let's all just take a moment to appreciate the hot toddy: the age-old cold cure for anyone with access to a bottle of bourbon and hot water. And if "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," this spiced apple toddy recipe by DrinksMadeEasy is basically your key to unlocking your baddest, healthiest self. Don't look it up on WebMD; just trust us. Watch the video to see how it's done and get back to living your best life.

Spiced Apple Toddy

Yield: 1 cocktail

  • 1½  ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce ginger liqueur
  • ½ ounce apple cider
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 4 ounces hot apple spice tea
  • 1 brûléed apple, to garnish
    • 2-3 pinches cinnamon-sugar
    • 1 apple, sliced
  • First, prepare the apple garnish. Sprinkle an apple slice with cinnamon-sugar, and use a culinary torch to caramelize it until brûléed. Set aside.
  • Brew the spiced apple tea.
  • In a heat-proof cocktail glass or mug, layer the bourbon, ginger liqueur, apple cider, lemon juice, and hot spiced apple tea. Stir, and garnish with a skewered brûléed apple. Serve immediately.

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