Vanilla Honey, Lavender and Bourbon Hot Toddy

This is a simple toddy recipe for a cold day, with just a few ingredients that work together so well, it will seem fancier than the sum of it’s parts. The foundation of any good hot toddy is generally warm water, citrus and some kind of sweetener. It’s easy and enjoyable to dress up this equation using infused honeys, flavored syrups, bitters and various kinds of citrus.


– 1 1/2 oz. good Bourbon

– 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Bean Infused Honey- this is simple, add a sliced vanilla bean to 1 cup of honey and warm in a glass container, inside of a pot of warm water until fragrant. never microwave honey.

– 5 shakes DRAM Lavender Lemon Balm Bitters

– wedges of fresh orange

– 2 cinnamon sticks per drink

– very hot water


Prepare the vanilla bean honey. Add all ingredients to a mug and let steep for a bit before enjoying so the cinnamon and orange wedges become fragrant. Stir and enjoy!

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