We call this drink the “Tahoe Toddy” but it’s really just a hot apple cider hot toddy. We used one of our favorite mountain whiskeys, TINCUP. Just mix 2 oz of your favorite whiskey, rye, or bourbon with 4 oz of apple cider. Toss in 3 cloves, a cinnamon stick, and star anise for that warm, spicy goodness. Garnish with a twist of orange peel for a citrusy touch. Heat it up, let the flavors dance, and sip your way into comfort. This simple recipe brings together whiskey and the comforting taste of apple cider, making it perfect for chilly nights. Cheers to warmth and delicious sipping!

Feel free to check out our other hot toddy recipes here!

apple cider hot toddy ingredients
apple cider hot toddy ingredients

how to make a hot apple cider hot toddy


  • 2 oz TINCUP Whiskey
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • orange peel, garnish


In a small pot combine apple cider, cloves, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Add more apple cider than needed to ensure you have an appropriate amount. Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in TINCUP Whiskey. Serve and garnish with an orange peel.  Cin Cin!

hot apple cider hot toddy ingredients

Notes for the apple cider hot toddy

Making a Hot Apple Cider Hot Toddy is easy and cozy, but a few things to keep in mind. First, be careful with hot liquids – they can burn, so let it cool a bit before sipping. Use fresh apple cider for the best taste. Don’t forget to remove the cloves, cinnamon stick, and star anise before drinking – no one wants a surprise spice in their sip. (Unless you have strategically garnished the drink and know what you are doing!) Feel free to adjust the whiskey amount to match your taste. And most importantly, enjoy the process – making a warm drink is all about comfort and relaxation. So, take it slow, be safe, and cheers to a soothing Hot Apple Cider Hot Toddy!

apple cider hot toddy ingredients

apple cider hot toddy


Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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