Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup

Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup

Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup

Have you had one yet? A hot toddy? How about a Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup?

This winter, in the northeast at least, the weather has been weird. I keep seeing photos from years past where we were at the beach skating on the lake (not swimming!) and enjoying being outside in the sun, snow and the cold. Not this year, it’s been way too warm.

Normally we’ve had hot toddies a few times by now, this year I’ve only had them once. But that toddy was a good one and I’m going to share the recipe with you so you can make it, too.

Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup

My last post included the amazing Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup I created and used in a manhattan. I even used it to make a martini. Now I’m going to use it for a hot toddy, if you like apple cider – even just a little bit, you’ll love this drink. It’s perfect for skating, sledding, aprés ski, hockey and even if you’re just feeling a little under the weather – it’s perfect. If you have to be outside my Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup is the drink you want to have with you.

Simple Syrup Ingredients:
1c sugar
1c apple cider
1/4t ground cinnamon

Put sugar, cinnamon and apple cider in a pot
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes
Remove from heat and set aside to cool
*the ratio for simple syrup is 1 to 1 sugar to water, so you can make a smaller batch if you want, leftover syrup can be stored in the fridge for 2 weeks

Cocktail Ingredients:
1.5 oz Jameson
8oz water
¼ lemon
1T cinnamon apple cider simple syrup (add more to taste)

Cocktail Directions:
Bring water to a boil
Pour Jameson and syrup into mug
Pour water into mug
Squeeze lemon into drink and stir

Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup

Looking for some variation? Check out these options:

Leave out the simple syrup and use honey instead.

Place your favorite tea in the cup, add hot water to steep until ready, remove tea and add Jameson, honey or syrup, and lemon.

Of course you can substitute any whiskey, rye or rum if Jameson isn’t your first choice, this is a pretty simple drink and it’s very flexible, so make it with your favorites.

As always, if you make it, I want to hear about it. And if you have a combination you’d like to share, please do so in the comments. Maybe I’ll feature your hot toddy next!

This content is intended for those readers 21 and older, please drink responsibly.




  1. Looks delicious, Steph! Perfect timing with this cold damp weather we’re having today!

  2. Yum. A hot toddy and a movie sounds great for today!

  3. Totally making this for my husband, who loves apple cider and Jameson, too!! 😉

  4. Love hot cider! Your photos are terrific. from Foodie Friday. Linda

  5. Happy 4th of July looks great

  6. I make one similar using maple syrup. It’s more of a hot buttered toddy. I use maple syrup, some butter and apple juice -works in a pinch and I prefer juice over cider since it’s not as thick after adding butter. Heat all with a cinnamon stick and add Jameson to your liking. We like it a bit stronger since that warms you up nice on a crisp wintery day.

    • Oh my goodness, that sounds amazing. I’m going to have to try it! Also reminds me that I want to try to make a bullet coffee. Thanks for the recipe, if I make it I’ll post it!

    • Hi Jess, I have to tell you, I was cleaning up my website and found your comment. I had a friend coming over and it was cold so I asked her to pick up a small apple juice so we could try your recipe. It was amazing! Totally loved it. Thank you for sharing it with me!

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