Warm up your winter with Adam Joseph's Hot Toddy

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Adam Joseph shares a recipe that can be made as a cocktail or a mocktail and is the perfect way to warm up in the winter chill.

Adam's Apple Hot Toddy

Ingredients for drink

  • 3 1/2 Cups Of Apple Cider
  • Orange (halved)
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Apple Brandy/Bourbon/Rum
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple

Ingredients for fresh whipped cream

  • 1 Cup Cold Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla


  • In a saucepan add the cider, zest, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg. Place the 2 cloves in each of the orange halves and add them to the saucepan. Warm to a slow boil. Turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • While it is simmering, make the homemade whipped cream (store-bought is totally fine). Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and start the mixer on low and then gradually raise to high until it forms peaks. Make sure the bowl and heavy cream are nicely chilled before starting.
  • Ladle the warm toddy in glass mugs without the cinnamon sticks or oranges. If you chose to add alcohol, this is the time to add a shot or two. I love apple brandy, but rum or bourbon works too. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream and top with a dusting of ground cinnamon. I also love to place a slice of apple on the edge of the mug (or a skewer of diced apples) to highlight the flavor profile of the drink.
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