This delicious Cranberry Hot Toddy recipe is lightly spiced with winter spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and orange. If you like mulled wine, you will LOVE this toddy recipe.
4cupsunsweetened cranberry juice
1mandarin orange, sliced
2inchpiece of ginger, thinly sliced
½ - 1cupmaple syrup, more, to taste
2-4cupsof bourbon, depending how strong you like your cocktails
Pour the cranberry juice into a medium-sized pot. Add the mandarin orange slices, cinnamon sticks, ginger, peppercorns, cloves, and star anise and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Strain the juice to remove the spices.
4 cups unsweetened cranberry juice, 1 mandarin orange, 2 3-inch cinnamon sticks, 2 inch piece of ginger, 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, 1 teaspoon whole cloves, 5 star anise
Add a ½ cup of maple syrup to the pot. Taste and add more maple syrup, to taste.
Pour 1 ounce of bourbon into your glass and top with 1 ounce of the spiced cranberry juice.
2-4 cups of bourbon
If you can't find unsweetened cranberry juice, use cranberry cocktail and omit the maple syrup.If you'd like, sugar the rim with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon mixed with 1 tablespoon sugar.Make a big batch by adding 4 cups of bourbon to the spiced cranberry juice and let guests serve themselves.If you like a less strong cocktail, use 1 ounce of bourbon and 2 ounces of spiced cranberry juice.The spiced cranberry juice will keep for at least a week in the fridge.