Bourbon for breakfast, anyone? This Hot Toddy might look like your average cup of tea but let me tell you, it’s anything but. And I know the title of this post kinda spoils the hook but let’s just pretend you didn’t see it. Okay? Okay. Maker’s Mark reached out to me a few weeks ago to challenge other bloggers and me to put a spin on the Hot Toddy, a mixed drink made with liquor, tea and spices. I racked my brain for days, trying to think of what I could do to give my own take on this classic. I was coming up with zilch until a few days later when I was ironing and catching up on podcasts. And BAM! Inspiration struck and I practically did a happy dance. Okay, I did a happy dance. I was going to take one of my favorite Christmas cookies and turn it into a Hot Toddy. Yup, I’m talking about…
Snickerdoodle Hot Toddy. Oh yeah!
You may recall last year when I DIY’d snickerdoodle cookie butter and shared egg nog ice cream snickerdoodle sandwiches. We’re keeping the snickerdoodle party going strong this holiday season by whipping up a Snickerdoodle Hot Toddy for holiday guests, for your own sanity or even for Santa! It combines milk ‘n cookies and there’s a healthy kick of bourbon. I mean, Santa has a lot of chimneys to go down and presents to deliver. If anyone deserves bourbon, it’s Santa.
Maker’s Mark sent a bottle of bourbon and an assortment of Harney & Sons teas to concoct our drinks. Once I decided on Snickerdoodle Hot Toddy, it was go time and I got to work. I assembled the ingredients to create a snickerdoodle taste and guys, I’m really excited with how it turned out. A cookie in bourbon cocktail form…it’s the magic of the holidays in a mug!
Snickerdoodle cookie garnish not optional.
- 2 parts Harney & Sons Cinnamon Tea
- 1½ parts Maker's Mark
- 1 part almond milk
- ¼ part vanilla extract
- ¼ part butter extract
- Boil water in a saucepan and pour into a mug. Seep the Harney & Sons Cinnamon Tea for a few minutes until the water turns a rich cinnamon color.
- Add the Maker's Mark, almond milk and the extracts. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with snickerdoodle cookie not optional.
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