This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boordy Vineyards. The opinions and text are all mine.
A classic drink made up of spiced wassail, brandy, lemon, and honey comprises the Wassail Hot Toddy. Talk about delicious, comforting, and festive all in one drink.
Wassail Hot Toddy should be on everyone’s holiday cocktail list! It’s so easy to make and perfect for holiday parties, you’ll be the star of the show!
‘Tis the season of holiday parties, cheese balls, and finger foods. So head to your closet, pull out your ugly sweater and blinking reindeer earrings because you are about to be the life of the party. Nothing says the holidays like this Wassail Hot Toddy!
A Wassail Hot Toddy combines one of my favorite Sweetland Cellar wines, Spiced Wassail. Sweetland Cellars is a brand producing a line of 6 fruit-infused flavors that will reframe your idea of wine.
All-natural ingredients including fruit juices, fruit zest, and select spices are slowly steeped into base wines at a cool temperature. They are then filtered and promptly bottled.
The result is a delicious and smooth wine blend with a bit more pizazz. While a glass of Sweetland Cellars blends are an excellent choice for any party or Friday night on the couch, they can also be transformed into creative wine cocktails.
I would venture to guess that we all know what a hot toddy is, but if not, let’s get right to it. Originating in Scotland and Ireland, the traditional hot toddy was made with whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and perhaps some cinnamon.
And while many people still make theirs with whiskey, the definition of this classic drink has now extended to include any liquor or wine served warm with honey, spices, and/or herbs.
To make one, you simply layer all the ingredients in a mug or glass cup with a handle. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Spiced Wassail utilizes warming ingredients like clove, cinnamon, and orange peel to create a festive aroma that will have you smiling the moment you unscrew the cap.
All you need to do at home is add brandy, honey, and a little spritz of lemon for the ultimate in celebratory holiday cocktails. Garnish with a rosemary sprig studded with cranberries and a lemon wedge to make it as visually stunning as it is aromatically intriguing.
Make it large batches for a festive party or enjoy a cup in front of the fire on a cold day with a few close friends or family members. It is comfort in a cup.
And while this version of a hot toddy is great on its own, it really shines when paired with a fantastic protein. Try it with:
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Wassail Hot Toddy
- 5 oz Spiced Wassail
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- Squeeze of lemon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- rosemary for garnish
- Lemon wedges for garnish
- cranberries for garnish
- Combine Spiced Wassail and brandy in a mug and heat for 30-45 seconds in a microwave, being careful not to let it boil. Add lemon and honey, stir and enjoy.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, please come back and let us know how it was!
To learn more about Sweetland Cellars, visit boordy.com.
I am not normally a hot wine or mulled wine drinker, but this recipe changed my mind entirely. It is bright, festive, and full of flavor!