Cocktail of the Week: Spiced Chamomile Hot Toddy | Cleveland Southside Moms


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • chamomile tea
  • 8 ounces bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Combine honey with 1/2 cup filtered or spring water in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add whole cinnamon stick and star anise and bring to a simmer. Cover and remove from heat; let steep for 10 minutes, then remove cinnamon stick and star anise.
  2. Meanwhile, brew some chamomile tea. 
  3. To prepare toddys, measure 2 tablespoons of warm honey syrup into each cup. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) bourbon to each. Pour in 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tea into each cup, and stir until syrup is incorporated. Garnish with a lemon slice, cinnamon stick, and/or star anise as desired.

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