Who said you can’t use tequila for a hot toddy? Not us. We love subbing tequila reposado for this tequila apple hot toddy – a cozy blend of tequila and apple goodness. It’s perfect for chilly nights and trying something different. The reposado tequila, (our favorite), adds a mellow, oak-kissed twist. Its smoothness enhances the apple’s warmth, creating a comforting sip with a touch of sophistication. Mix tequila with apple cider, add a touch of spice, and let it warm your soul. Sip and enjoy the delicious combo of tequila and the comforting taste of apple – a simple, soothing treat for your senses. Cheers to the joy of sipping and staying cozy!

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

tequila apple hot toddy

how to make a tequila apple hot toddy


  • 2 oz Dulce Vida, tequila reposado
  • ½ fresh lime, juiced
  • 4  -6 oz hot spiced apple cider
  • ¼ oz agave


In a small pot heat up your spiced apple cider. In a hot toddy mug, combine all ingredients and stir. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick. Cin Cin!

tequila apple hot toddy

tequila in a hot toddy?

Reposado tequila works well in cocktails, and in this tequila apple hot toddy, as its aging process gives it a mellow, oaky taste. This mellowness complements various mixers, adding a smooth and refined flavor without overpowering the other ingredients. The hints of vanilla and caramel from the oak barrels enhance the drink’s complexity, making it a versatile substitute for whiskey or bourbon. Whether in a classic cocktail or a new creation, reposado tequila brings a unique profile that can elevate the overall drinking experience, providing a delicious alternative to traditional whiskey-based drinks.

Notes for the tequila apple hot toddy

Making a tequila apple hot toddy Toddy is relatively easy, 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. Adjust the amount of reposado tequila to your liking. Try lemon juice to see if you like that more. A traditional hot toddy is made with fresh lemon juice so that might be a better fit for you! Remember to enjoy the process and try new things to see what you like most!

tequila apple 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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