This is how you make a hot toddy your “thing.”
Add some caramel. Add some honeycrisp syrup. (Have I overused my honeycrisp syrup yet this year? Please say no.) Add a slight spritz of lemon. Make a hot and steamy caramel apple hot toddy!
Then try to tell me it’s not your thing. It will totally be your thing! I promise.
It’s like the drink version of one of those green apple, caramel-covered lollipops that you occasionally would get while trick or treating. One of those sounds so amazing to me at the moment aside from the fact that when I chipped my tooth ON A CROISSANT a few weeks ago, I figured that I shouldn’t eat something like a freaking caramel.
And no, I’m really never getting over the fact that my tooth chipped on a croissant. EVER.
If a croissant isn’t the most pillow-like food there is, I don’t know what is.
Truth be told, I don’t really looooove hot beverages. I’ve talked about this for ages, with it being most likely the reason that I didn’t love coffee back in the day and couldn’t really even bring myself to want get into it. In fact, I don’t love beverages at extreme temperature, be it hot OR cold. I’m the weird person who drinks water without ice and what not. You know.
Everyone has always talked about how warm beverages are comforting and relaxing but I never really felt that way. Until I got into coffee that is. Now, I will always prefer it iced, but the occasional hot coffee is okay. I really love hot coffee in the form of eggnog lattes and can’t WAIT for that season.
One thing that you all know I can’t get behind is tea. To me, tea tastes like dirty water. I mean, maybe if I add a ton of milk and sugar and spice or something I’d be into it. But regular tea? Meh. Whatever.
So I was pleasantly surprised a few years ago when I was really into a hot toddy. Though I guess I shouldn’t be since it contains bourbon?
This is one of theeeee best flavor combinations ever. Your favorite bourbon, a small spoonful of caramel that melts into the warm liquid, the honeycrisp syrup… ooooohhh. It’s divine. Puhlease let this recipe grace your weekend.
Caramel Apple Hot Toddy
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
- 1 tablespoon honeycrisp syrup
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup hot water
Fill a cup or mug with the bourbon, caramel sauce, syrup and lemon juice. Pour in the hot water and stir until the caramel and honeycrisp syrup dissolves.
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