This holiday, embrace your traditions while gathering with your loved ones over a delicious and satisfying warming cocktail. Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies can be made in batch recipes perfect for a large family gathering on a cool Florida night.


1 1/2 cups waterhot toddy
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups apple brandy, preferably Calvados
Eight 3-inch cinnamon sticks


In small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and apple brandy. Set a cinnamon stick in each of 8 mugs or heatproof glasses, pour in the hot liquid and serve.