Has cool air hit your location yet? It is hard to believe that we’re already deep into October , but I can’t deny that I’m all-too-excited to eat, drink and live everything fall!

Hot Apple Cider Toddy

This hot apple cider toddy is sure to get you in the mood for a crackling fire, oversized sweaters and curling up with a good book!

Hot Apple Cider Toddy

Hot Apple Cider Toddy


*Bourbon also works great in this recipe instead of the rum.

  • 2 cup pure apple cider
  • 1/2 cup cranberry-apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 to 4 ounces dark or spiced rum


  1. Heat apple cider, cranberry-apple juice, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan over low heat; simmer 10 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks; serve in mugs and top with rum, stirring well. Serve immediately.

Testing note: I used the apple cider that is sold in the refrigerated section of the grocery near fresh orange juice.

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