Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Wild Orange Hot Toddy

November 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Hey There,

It's getting chilly here in the northeast so we thought we would revisit a cocktail we did way back when we started Mixology Monday! The grandfather of hot drinks (according to liquor.com)... The Hot Toddy! Hot Toddies are often made with whiskey but almost any spirit can be made into a hot toddy if you try hard enough. There are several stories laying claim to the Hot Toddy, and many cultures around the world have their own version of this steamy cocktail. One story points to an Irish physician Robert Bentley Todd, who prescribed a hot drink of brandy, white cinnamon, sugar syrup and water to cure illnesses. Yes please! You can use any mug you'd like; if you use a glass mug be sure its rated for hot temperatures. Safety first! :)  We hope you enjoy! If you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages 

This recipe makes 1 drink. Let's get started!


Here's what you need:

For Garnish
1 Lemon Slice
1 Orange Slice (we dehydrated ours)
Several Whole Cloves


For Drink
1.5 oz. Cognac Brandy
.5 oz. Cointreau
Freshly Brewed Tea (we used Wild Sweet Orange Tea from Tazo)



Let's Start the Garnish:

  1. Actually let's put the tea kettle on first.
  2. Slice your lemon and orange and set aside. If you choose to dehydrate your orange slices you will need to begin that process way in advance. In a pinch you can use your air fryer on the lowest setting for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Set aside your cloves.


Let's Make the Drink:

  1. Brew your tea of choice, we used Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo (link here)
  2. In your heat safe mug, add honey to taste
  3. Add 1.5 ounce Cognac Brandy
  4. Add.5 ounce Cointreau
  5. Add your tea
  6. Garnish with both orange slice, lemon slice and whole cloves.
  7. Find someplace cozy to sit and sip.
  8. Enjoy!!


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“The only two things in life guaranteed to bring joy are both liquid:
fresh dark coffee in the morning or fragrant cognac in the evening.
(In between, you're on your own.)”

― Charles Joseph Albert


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