This is how you make a hot toddy your “thing.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

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  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honeycrisp syrup
  • 1 lemon wedge 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.


Makes 1 drink, is easily multiplied

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