This hot toddy is made with orange-spiced Constant Comment tea and flavored with just a few cinnamon sticks and cloves. This classic whisky cocktail with an autumn-tea twist will warm your soul and sooth your sniffly nose.
Just a note, I don’t have an affiliation with Constant Comment tea. I just think it makes the very best hot toddy!
Whenever the weather changes sharply, I inevitably get a cold that puts me out for a full week. Halloween was 70 degrees, and then it was 40 just a day after, so suffice it to say, I didn’t see much more than my bed and teddy bear for the last 7 days.
Luckily for me, I have an arsenal of cozy drinks and treats to get me through the fall and winter when the sniffles strike. My favorite drink to sooth my shivery bones is this cozy Hot Toddy!
It’s not a traditional recipe. Usually, a Hot Toddy calls for a tea like Earl Grey or Chamomile – and some don’t include tea at all. I use Constant Comment for my tea and it’s so much better than any other tea for a Hot Toddy!
If you haven’t tried it, Constant Comment is the perfect fall and winter tea!
It’s already flavored with orange peel, clove, and a touch of cinnamon that reminds me of waking up to the smell of Park Slope fireplaces and crunchy leaves in Brooklyn.
Help Yourself to More Beautiful Autumn Cocktail Inspiration
- The “Autumn Twilight” Grape & Rosemary Cocktail
- The “Candy Corn” Cocktail
- The “Phantom Love Song” Sake Cocktail
- The Blackberry Raven Cocktail
- The White Pumpkin Cocktail
The Constant Comment Hot Toddy
- 1 bag Constant Comment Tea
- 5 cloves
- 1-2 cinnamon sticks
- ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp. honey
- 2 oz. whisky, bourbon or scotch
- 1 orange slice - for garnish
- Boil a cup of water for your tea and let your tea bag steep for about 2-3 minutes (leave some room for your whisky, bourbon or scotch). When your tea is steeped, pour your liquor, lemon juice and honey in. Stir until the honey is dissolved.
- Add your cinnamon sticks, orange slice and cloves. Some folks like to stick the cloves in a lemon or orange slice and add it to the drink, but if you’re lucky enough to have a fancy little tea egg, just add a few and plop it in your drink!