Caramel Apple Hot ToddyCaramel Apple Hot Toddy
(This recipe is part of  the “Ultimate Comfort Food Experience“)

Happy Hour

There is HAPPY HOUR and then, there is HAPPIER HOUR. Both offer an experience around a nice cocktail or a good beer and maybe some greasy bar food. Happy hour finds itself after a long hard day where my brain is now numb and a good portion of my time and energy were spent taking care of business. I’m pretty much wrung out from the day and not necessarily wanting to engage in conversation. Sometimes a drink in hand, sliders with fries and some peace and quite away from all the noise exhaustion is what brings the HAPPY. Then I go home.

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

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Happier Hour

Then there’s HAPPIER! This is where the party begins, where I meet up with friends for an evening, conversations are lively and the bar is abuzz with business. Or, HAPPIER can be at home with my next door neighbors enjoying a cocktail, simple appetizers and catching up on everything I’ve missed the past week. However it plays out, it’s about the social aspect of connecting. It’s where I share life with friends around good food, where the drinks flow freely, and the cares and tensions are swallowed up in a lighthearted atmosphere.

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

I have a great cocktail to go along with “HAPPIER.” And it’s perfect for a chilly Fall evening around the fireplace with friends: Caramel Apple Hot Toddy. This warms up a get-together quicker than you can imagine. The mingling of flavors in this cocktail makes it a perfect Autumn drink. I’ve chosen apple brandy, apple cider, and a bit of caramel flavoring syrup. It is that simple. But of course, you’ve got to top it off with homemade sweetened whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

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Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

The mingling of flavors in this cocktail makes it a perfect Autumn drink. I’ve chosen apple brandy, apple cider, and a bit of caramel flavoring syrup. It is that simple. Top it off with homemade sweetened whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 14 oz Apple Cider
  • 14 oz Apple Brandy
  • 8 tablespoons Caramel Flavoring Syrup
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sauce for drizzling

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, heat the apple cider over medium heat until hot. Remove the pan from the heat and add apple Brandy and caramel flavoring syrup.
  • Divide into 4 – 8 oz mugs, top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.