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Portrait image of hot zaddy cocktail in glass mug with apple and lemon slices and a cinnamon stick. Surrounded by ingredients.

Hot Zaddy

Think of a Hot Zaddy as an apple cider hot toddy. This is the perfect warm seasonal cocktail to cozy up with your special somebody (aka zaddy) on a cold winter night.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 519kcal


  • 1 cup hot apple cider divided
  • 4 oz bourbon or whiskey divided
  • 2 tablespoon honey divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice divided
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • 1 slice apple I used Fiji
  • 1 slice lemon


  • Divide hot apple cider, whiskey, honey and lemon juice into two mugs and stir until honey is dissolved. Grate a pinch of fresh cinnamon over the top then add the cinnamon stick to the beverage.
  • Garnish with fresh apple and lemon slices and serve immediately.
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Serving: 2g | Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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