Introduction: Maple Bourbon Chai Toddy

A hot toddy is hands down one of the best weapons against a cold winter night. Add the warming qualities of chai spices and you have the drink equivalent of a down quilt.

The spices in the chai tea used as a base for this drink are scientifically warming, just adding to the toddy's cold fighting superpowers.

So bring it cold weather! We're ready for you.

Step 1: Supplies

- high quality chai tea
- maple flavored bourbon (I used this delicious one)
- half & half
- hot water
- cinnamon sticks

Step 2: Hot Hot Heat

The following measurements are for 1 mug of toddy.

NOTE: I made this recipe x3 to fill the thermos you'll see in later steps.

Bring water to a boil and pour 8oz into a glass mixing container or right into a serving mug.

Step 3: Spice It Up

Add 1-2* chai tea bags to the water.

*The amount depends on how strong you want the chai flavor.

Step 4: Dance While You Wait

Use the 2 minutes steeping time to practice some new dance moves.

Once the 2 minutes is up, remove the tea bag from the water and either compost it or save it to steep again later.

Step 5: Get Whiskey Wild

Add 2 1/2 oz of a high quality maple flavored bourbon.

NOTE: If you don't have access to maple flavored bourbon, add 2 1/2 oz regular bourbon and along with 1 tsp of pure maple syrup.

Step 6: Creamy Is Dreamy

Add 1 oz of half & half.

Stir.

Step 7: Stick It

Add a cinnamon stick to garnish and add extra flavor.

If staying indoors: Enjoy your warm beverage by a fire, a loved one, or wrapped in a cozy blanket.

If heading outdoors: Fill a thermos with your warm concoction, grab mugs, and go!

Step 8: Share With Friend!

Fresh air is another great garnish for this drink! As is a good friend.

If you have another hot toddy recipe that helps you through the winter months, please share it in the comments section below.

Happy holidays everyone!

Comments

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kathynv (author)2016-12-25

Sounds delicious. I think I'm going to make a "virgin" toddy, without the bourbon. (Love how it tastes, but meds and alcohol don't mix) I think the maple syrup will add a lovely taste to the chai. Thanks for the great recipe!

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clewis21 (author)2015-12-08

Wonder if you can put this kind of flavoring into coffee?

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Beth Miller (author)2015-11-26

It is a toddy not a tobby!

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clewis21 (author)Beth Miller2015-12-08

It only becomes "tobby" after you've had a few of them, lol.

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DHAR444 (author)2015-11-26

ummm.... don't want to sound like and idiot but what is tobby is it a slap or a nick nme for liquor in your drink or the drink it self.... oh and if you could tell me where this phrase came from or where you heard it I would really appreciate it thank you?

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PKM made it! (author)2015-11-25

Made it! It's definitely tasty and warming, though I did go off-recipe a bit :)

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Paige Russell (author)PKM2015-11-25

Yay!! :)

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PKM (author)2015-11-25

I have chai, I have maple syrup, I have bourbon. Lets do this :)

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BrittLiv (author)2015-11-24

This sounds delicious! I have never heard of maple flavoured bourbon before.

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MikaelaHolmes (author)2015-11-24

I was lucky enough to try this and it was amazing. Makes you feel so cozy.... I want one now.... :)

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jessyratfink (author)2015-11-24

The dancing while waiting is very important!

This sounds super yummy, too. :D

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