Not everyone is on my side with this, but I LOVE chilly autumn nights. Give me fall over summer ANY. DAY. OF. THE. WEEK. I love sitting outside under a warm blanket, watching the kids play and chatting with Hubby.
I prefer to enjoy these nights with a warm mug in my hand, and I've come up with the perfect hot beverage to fill that mug with. It combines the awesomeness that is whiskey with apple cider and a few flavor boosters for, what I like to call, PERFECTION.
It's a simple recipe that only calls for 4 ingredients. Simmer it on the stove and pour yourself a mug after the kiddos head to bed!
Apple Cider Hot Toddys
- 2 cups of apple cider
- 2 oz whiskey (feel free to add more if you love you some whiskey - this is a judgement-free zone, friend)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp of orange zest OR 2 TBS of orange juice
- Simmer all ingredients on the stove until warmed through.
- Remove cinnamon sticks.
- Pour into mugs.
- If you're artsy, garnish with a little bit of orange peel, because it's fun to make drinks pretty.