Saturday Night Special! Apple Hot Toddy

by Sarah on September 25, 2010

I’m on vacation, bezatches!  In Utah.  Aw, yeah….jealous?  I’m here visiting my ho.

Unlike California, out here in UT it’s actually fall, so we thought we’d treat you with an Autumnal beverage.  But first we needed to get some booze.  At the State Liquor Store.  It resembles a bunker.  I think Utah is trying to send a message.

They have no problem, though, with selling your children cigarettes.

Back to the drankin’!  Apple Jack!  Ignore the sugar in the picture, you’re not really going to use it.  P.S.  If the photos suddenly look better, it’s because I took them with Kevin’s fancy new camera. (Thanks Kevin!)

You’ll need some lemon wedges too.

In some Irish coffee mugs, or other tempered glass receptacle, coat the bottom with honey.

Pour in 2 oz of the applejack.

Top with hot apple cider, stir, and garnish with lemon, a cinnamon stick and a few whole cloves.

Perfect on a brisk Fall evening.

My dearest readers, I leave you with this:

*for your viewing pleasure, UC models a bedazzled western jacket. you’re welcome.

Saturday Night Special! Apple Hot Toddy


  • 2 oz. applejack, brandy or bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 cup hot apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 3 whole cloves


  • Heat apple cider in a pan or in the microwave. Coat the bottom of an Irish coffee mug, or other mug with the honey. Add the applejack. Top with the hot cider and stir. Garnish with the lemon, cinnamon stick and cloves.
  • Makes 1.

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