Thistle Hot Toddy

Thistle Hot Toddy

Infused with vino amari and hot apple cider, this is a grown-up alternative to the overly saccharin, covertly boozy mulled wines of the world.  Batch this cocktail for a crowd by scaling the recipe as needed and holding, covered, at very low heat.  A crock pot is a stellar option for this. 


  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • ½ ounce Artemisia Thistle
  • ½ Atxa Vermut Rojo
  • 3 ounces apple cider (preferably unfiltered)
  • a pinch each of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves (optional)


      1.  Combine the bourbon, Thistle, vermouth, apple cider, and spices (if using) in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat, stirring. 
      2. Serve in small mugs with an additional sprinkle of cinnamon.
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