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Spiced Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Spiced Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Spiced Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

  • halloween
  • top shelf blogger
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 10 min.
This spiced caramel apple hot toddy is the perfect fall drink combining warm spices with sweet caramel and apples to create the ultimate cocktail for all season long.  With a little bourbon kick, this drink is sure to keep your blood warm and the ghosts and goblins away!


  • 3 Oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Orange Juice + 1 whole Orange Slice
  • 8 Caramel Candies
  • 1 Splash of Water
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 8 Whole Cloves


  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Mug
  • Jigger

How to Mix

  1. In a small saucepan combine apple cider, orange juice, 4 caramel candies, cinnamon stick, start anise, orange slice, and whole cloves, and simmer for 15 minutes until fragrant and caramels have melted stirring occasionally.
  2. In two heat safe glasses, add 1 1/2 oz. of bourbon each.
  3. Take the remaining caramels and add a splash of water to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds to 1 minutes until caramels are melted and smooth. (Alternatively you can melt on the stove.)
  4. Strain the warmed spiced caramel apple cider into each glass equally, stir with the bourbon, and garnish with an apple slice and drizzle the melted caramels over the rim of each glass.
  5. Serve immediately.