Hot Cinnamon Apple Toddy

Amy Kundrat


What's a hot toddy like you doing in a place like this? 

There is something about a steaming alcoholic drink that invites some of the best pick-up lines and conjures images of campy backdrops. Mix this warm and fuzzy-with-a-kick drink and I guarantee you'll be coming up with a few pick-up lines of your own. Hot tub and ski lodge not included.

This particular Hot Toddy is inspired by a new liqueur Original Cinn, a 90 proof cinnamon schnapps produced by Hiram Walker. Although it has yet to hit shelves in CT (it's available in NJ), Original Cinn is readily available online. Or if you don't feel like internet shopping for your booze, you can swap it with a natural substitution below. But if you can get your hands on a bottle, I highly recommend splurging on the Original Cinn which is reminiscent of fresh baked cinnamon rolls – the naughty kind with icing.

Hot Cinn Apple Toddy

  • 1 1/2 parts bourbon
  • 1 1/2 parts Hiram Walker Original Cinn or cinnamon syrup* 
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp agave nectar 
  • Fill with hot apple cider 

Pour the bourbon, Cinn, and lemon juice into an Irish coffee glass or mug. Stir well. Fill with hot apple cider. Garnish with a green apple slice dipped in hot caramel or a cinnamon stick. 

* A natural take on this and a replacement for Original Cinn would be a homemade Cinnamon Syrup.  First make a simple syrup with either 2:1 or 1:1 ratio of water and sugar of choice. Then add a few broken cinnamon sticks into the pan and any other aromatics while the water is still boiling. 


Hot Toddy Via Chow

Hot Milk Punch via NYTimes

One Drink - Five Ways via NY Metromix

Alton Brown's Hot Toddy via Food Network