Holiday Cranberry Hot Toddy Recipe

Winter cocktail recipe from Margaret Rita McDonald Goode at the McDonald Ranch
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Photo by Jeremiah and Rachel Spray Photography

Holiday Cranberry Hot Toddy

A basic hot toddy recipe is nothing more than whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and hot water. But for the holidays, what could be better than a wintery, spiced cranberry version?

4 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
1 cup pulp-free orange juice
1 orange, sliced
1 orange, zested
2 – 3-inch cinnamon sticks
1 – 2-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon whole cloves
5 star anise
ground cinnamon and sanding sugar

Add the cranberry and orange juices as well the spices to a pot. Simmer through a holiday Spotify playlist. Sweeten with some maple syrup or honey. Pour some bourbon whiskey into a glass and top with the spiced cranberry juice. If you want to be extra festive, mix together a little sugar with some cinnamon and rim your glass before you pour in your cranberry hot toddy.

As seen in Christmas Eve at the McDonald Ranch.

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