Warm Up with Barmalade®: Blood Orange Hot Toddy Recipe

Warm Up with Barmalade®: The Blood Orange Hot Toddy Experience

As the days grow shorter and a chill fills the air, it’s time to cozy up with a warm, comforting drink that’ll not only soothe your soul but ignite your taste buds. If you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a home bartender searching for a winter elixir that’ll dazzle your senses, you’ve come to the right place. Prepare to be captivated by the world of Barmalade® and its mesmerizing product line.

Today, we’re diving into the extraordinary concoction of the Blood Orange Hot Toddy, a drink that promises to be your go-to winter warmer. Barmalade®, your trusted partner in mixology, is here to bring the warmth back into your life with a classic cocktail that will light up those frosty evenings – the Blood Orange Hot Toddy. Get ready to explore the magic of Barmalade® and master the art of crafting this delightful beverage.

The Perfect Warming Winter Cocktail for Family Holiday Parties

With its comforting warmth and delightful flavors, the Blood Orange Hot Toddy is the perfect drink for family holiday parties. Picture this: It’s a cold winter night, and you’re gathered with your loved ones, the room filled with laughter and good cheer. In your hand, you hold a mug of one of the world’s most acclaimed winter cocktails, a hot toddy. Its warmth seeps into your fingers, its steam carrying the enticing aromas of blood orange, guava, bourbon, and lemon. But this cocktail isn’t just about the warmth it brings; it’s also about the ease with which it can be made. With just a few ingredients and simple steps, you can create a drink that is sure to impress your guests and warm their hearts.

A History Behind the Hot Toddy

Some of the magic behind the hot toddy lies in its history. The hot toddy, also known as hot whiskey in Ireland, is traditionally made by mixing hot water, honey, spices, and alcohol, usually whiskey. It’s a warm, soothing beverage often associated with winter or cold weather.

The origins of the hot toddy are somewhat murky, but it’s generally believed to have been invented in Scotland during the 18th century. The name ‘toddy’ supposedly comes from the toddy drink in India, a popular beverage made from the sap of palm trees. The British East India Company had significant influence in India around this time, and it’s possible that the British brought the concept of the ‘toddy’ back to Scotland. In Scotland, they adapted this idea to their local products, replacing the palm sap with Scotch whisky and adding hot water, honey, and spices to make it a warm drink for the cold Scottish winters. The hot toddy later crossed the Atlantic to North America, becoming a popular remedy for the common cold in the 19th century. The combination of warm water, honey, and alcohol was thought to help soothe sore throats and relieve congestion.

Today, the hot toddy remains a popular choice in bars and homes worldwide, especially during the colder months. Variations of the drink can be found using different types of alcohol like rum or brandy and additional ingredients like lemon, tea, or apple cider. When diving into classic cocktails and adding a unique twist with Barmalade®, we love educating cocktail enthusiasts about a drink’s history. Not only is it essential for us to understand the origins and culture behind the food and drink that we enjoy, but it’s a great way to entertain your guests when mixing up their next favorite cocktail! Sharing cocktails is about gathering and building community, and what better way to gather in the colder months than getting together around warmth and swapping some stories while sipping on something warm and delicious with a story behind it?

Barmalade®: Your Secret to Mastering Mixology

Barmalade® is not just a brand; it’s a movement in the cocktail and mocktail world. We offer a range of 100% all-natural premium fruit cocktail mixers that make it easier than ever to create craft cocktails at home. Whether you’re a seasoned bartender or a mixology novice, Barmalade® is here to help you elevate your cocktail game. With our Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade®, you can put a unique twist on the classic hot toddy. Our product line allows you to play with the amount of flavor in your drink, letting you create a cocktail that perfectly suits your taste buds. Let us help to add a dash of magic to your cocktails and turn ordinary gatherings into extraordinary experiences.

The Blood Orange Hot Toddy Recipe – Barmalade®

The Blood Orange Hot Toddy is not just a cocktail; it’s a passport to a world of tantalizing flavors. This warming winter cocktail features the vibrant notes of our Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade®, the robust depth of bourbon, the tangy freshness of lemon juice, all mellowed down by the soothing warmth of hot water. Garnished with a lemon wheel and a cinnamon stick, this drink is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.


Here’s how you can create this heartwarming cocktail:

1 oz Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade®

2 oz Bourbon (your favorite brand, or any decent bourbon will do!)

.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

4 oz Hot Water

1 Lemon Wheel (garnish)

1 Cinnamon Stick (garnish)


Start by bringing the water to a simmer in a saucepan or kettle. Pour the hot water into a mug, add the remaining ingredients, and stir slowly. If desired, garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick. Your Blood Orange Hot Toddy is now ready to be savored!

Pro tip! A hot toddy is the perfect cocktail to batch out in larger portions for your guests. Simply take our listed recipe and multiply it by your desired quantity, combining the ingredients in a large saucepan. Guests love coming to a warm pot filled with a delicious drink, ladling it into their glasses, and returning to the party! This soul-warming, spirit-lifting cocktail is the perfect companion for those cold winter nights.

The hot toddy, a classic winter warmer, has a time-honored tradition of providing warmth and comfort. It’s a cocktail that’s not just about flavor but also about the experience it delivers. The Blood Orange Hot Toddy is more than just a cocktail; it’s an embrace of the season’s warmth and the magic of mixology. The combination of hot water, whiskey, and the sweetness of honey and lemon creates a perfect harmony for your taste buds. With the addition of Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade® at its core, this cocktail is the epitome of winter indulgence. Whether you’re sipping it by the fire, sharing it with loved ones at a family holiday party, or serving it to guests, this concoction promises to create lasting memories. So, are you ready to master the art of crafting a perfect Blood Orange Hot Toddy and experience the magic of Barmalade®? Embrace the warmth, savor the flavor, and toast to the season’s beauty with a drink that’s both a classic and a revelation. Cheers from Barmalade®, cheers to mixology, and cheers to the perfect Blood Orange Hot Toddy to keep us all warm this winter season!

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