Apple Cider Hot Toddy Recipe

An Apple Cider Hot Toddy is perfect to get cozy with! Made with honey, spiced cider concentrate, lemon juice, and bourbon. The recipe is by Mountain Cider Company. Perfect for cold afternoons and frosty nights!

Hot apple cider toddy with a pinecone, cinnamon sticks, anise and pine branches from cocktail recipe.

Are you looking for a warm and cozy treat that will make your taste buds dance with joy? Try this Hot Cider Toddy! This recipe is from the amazing folks at Mountain Cider Company. They know a thing or two about delicious apple cider.

Prep Time: <1 min

Cook Time: 4 min

Total Time: <5 min

Skill Level: Super Easy

Servings: One 8 ounce serving



  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 1 oz. Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate
  • 2 tsp. Lemon juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon
  • Water
  • Cinnamon Stick (optional, but a nice touch!)


  1. Begin by boiling water in the kettle.
  2. Combine 2 tp. Honey and 1 oz. Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate in the mug.
  3. Add 5 oz. hot water to mix, stir until honey is fully dissolved. 
  4. Using the cutting board and knife, cut the lemon in  half. Squeeze the 1/2 lemon to add 2 tsp. of juice to the mug. Stir.
  5. Using the shot glass, measure out 1.5 oz. Bourbon, add to mug. Stir gently.
  6. Add cinnamon stick and/or lemon wedge for added flavour, and stir.

Note: You can adjust the amount of honey and lemon juice to taste. For a different twist, you can also substitute hot tea for the hot water. Try black tea, green tea or any herbal tea.

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