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Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Warm up on a cold night with this cozy Caramel Apple Hot Toddy! It’s a twist on a classic Hot Toddy made with spiced apple cider and Sugar Free Torani Caramel Classic Syrup!

This post has been sponsored by Torani Syrups. All opinions are mine alone. #aguiltfreeholiday #torani

Unpopular opinion – wintertime is the best time!  While the majority of people I know complain about the winter, I embrace it.  There are things I love about the spring and summer, but I get so excited for the fall and winter!  From the end of October through the first week of January, there’s a complete sense of joyfulness in the air.  Every snowfall is magical and every freezing, cold night is an excuse to move a little closer together and snuggle! 

This time of year is so full of excitement!  But preparing for the holidays can be stressful.  There are deadlines to meet, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, and relatives to visit.  That’s why I enjoy when everything gets a little quieter at night. It’s the time of day when I can decompress, hang out with my husband, admire the glow of our Christmas tree, and sip something warm and comforting.

A Hot Toddy with a caramel apple twist!

 
Last winter, I made myself a Hot Toddy for the very first time.  This classic drink is a warm and cozy beverage to sip on a cold night.  It’s even said that a Hot Toddy can help a common cold!  So what goes into a Hot Toddy?  It’s simple!  You just need hot water, whiskey, honey, and lemon juice.  

A classic Hot Toddy is soothing on its own, but I recently made a Hot Toddy with a caramel apple twist.  The result was a delicious drink that’s full of caramel apple flavor and a hint of cinnamon spice!  This recipe is just as easy to make as a classic Hot Toddy.  But this version has spiced apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and Torani Sugar Free Caramel Classic Syrup!


Torani syrups are made with simple and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.  I used the Sugar Free Torani Caramel Classic Syrup to keep this drink as guilt-free as possible.  Not only that, this syrup gives this Hot Toddy just the right amount of sweet, caramel flavor!  It’s the perfect companion to holiday drinks, coffee, and hot cocoa!  The recipe possibilities are endless! 

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Serving Size: 2

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 - .74 oz. pouches spiced apple cider mix
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 4 oz. honey whiskey, or your favorite whiskey
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 tbsp. Torani Sugar Free Caramel Classic Syrup

Instructions

  1. Add water and spiced apple cider mix to a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir the apple cider mix until it's dissolved and the pot has begun to boil.
  3. Add the cinnamon stick (or sticks) to the pot. Remove from heat and allow the cinnamon to steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the cinnamon from the pot. Then, stir in the honey, whiskey, lemon juice, and Torani Sugar Free Caramel Classic Syrup.
  5. Divide the hot toddy between two glasses. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired, and serve!

Notes

You can substitute bottled apple cider for the spiced apple cider pouches. Use 8 oz. apple cider per serving.

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There’s honey flavored whiskey in this bad boy, but you can use your favorite whiskey in this Hot Toddy recipe. A cinnamon whiskey might be nice! It’s a sweet drink, but not too sweet.  And it tastes just like a caramel apple!  The Sugar Free Torani Caramel Classic Syrup is so good!  You definitely won’t miss the sugar!  Find it in the coffee and tea aisle at a Walmart near you! 

Did you spend a cozy evening sipping this Caramel Apple Hot Toddy recipe? Share your pics using the hashtag #livinglavidaeats. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!

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