7+ Hot Toddies To Keep You Warm From Sevierville, Tennessee

When the weather cools down it’s time to warm up what’s in your cup.

When breath hangs in the crisp air and snow flies over the Smoky Mountains, there’s nothing quite as comforting as snuggling in front of the fireplace with your hands wrapped around a warm mug.

Our local producers have come up with several lip-licking tasty hot toddy recipes that soothe the throat and the soul.

Our favorite place to enjoy any of these warm boozy sippers is snuggled in front of a fireplace in a cabin with a great view of Sevierville, Tennessee. Try it and we’re confident you’ll agree. Until your visit, try making one of these hot toddies at home to chase away those missing-the-mountain-views blues.

Apple Barn Winery’s Hot Spiced Cider

  • 1 bottle of apple wine from Apple Barn Winery (such as Dry Apple or Orchard White)
  • 1 bottle of apple juice or cider that is 100% pure with no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • Approx. 1/4 Tbsp. each of anise, nutmeg and cinnamon (to taste; Apple Barn Winery prefers more cinnamon than anise) *

Blend ingredients together in a crock pot or in a large pot on a stove top set to very low heat. Warm until steam rises from the surface and then maintain temperature while stirring occasionally for up to 20 minutes. Ladle into mugs and enjoy.

* Mulling spices, including a Warm Winter Wine mix, are available for sale at Apple Barn Winery and can be used in place of the suggested spices.

Hillside Winery’s Hot Spiced Wine

  • 1 bottle of dry red wine from Hillside Winery (such as Barbera or Sangiovese)
  • 1 bottle of cranberry juice that is 100% pure with no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. each of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice (to taste) *
  • 1/4 cup honey (optional) *

Blend ingredients together in a crock pot or in a large pot on a stove top set to very low heat. Warm until steam rises from the surface and then maintain temperature while stirring occasionally for up to 20 minutes. Ladle into mugs and enjoy.

* Crown Mulling spices, which are available for sale at Hillside Winery, can be substituted for the spices in this recipe and provide well-balanced flavors with enticing depth.

Sevier Distilling Company’s Hot Honey Toddy

  • 2 oz. Yenoh spirit
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 slice lemon (for garnish)
  • Hot water (to fill mug)
  • 1 Green Tea Bag

Bring water to a boil and pour into a mug; add green tea bag and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bag, add honey, lemon juice and Yenoh. Stir ingredients then garnish. Sip, relax and enjoy.

Sevier Distilling Company’s Honey Twisted Classic Hot Toddy

  • 2 oz. Yenoh spirit
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 slice lemon (for garnish)
  • Hot water (to fill mug)

Bring water to a boil and remove from heat; add spices and let steep for 5 minutes. Add honey, lemon juice and Yenoh. Stir ingredients then garnish. Sip, relax and enjoy.

Wyilie Cider’s Scrumpy Toddy

  • 3/4 cup Scrumpy’s Spice of Life cider
  • 1.5 oz. Ole Smoky White Lightnin’ Moonshine
  • 1 dollop (to taste) pure local honey
  • 1 squirt (approx. 1/8 tsp.) fresh lemon juice

Heat cider and moonshine until hot in a microwave (approx. 45 seconds) or in a saucepan over low heat. Pour into a mug, add a dollop of honey and stir until honey is thoroughly incorporated. Add fresh lemon juice, stir again. Sip with sheer pleasure.

Wyilie Cider’s Cran-Apple Toddy

  • 3/4 cup O'Klee's Cran-Apple Cider
  • 1.5 oz. Sugarlands Shine Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash Moonshine
  • 1 dollop pure local honey
  • Cinnamon stick (optional garnish)

Heat cran-apple cider and moonshine until hot in a microwave (approx. 45 seconds) or in a saucepan over low heat. Pour into a mug, add a dollop of honey and stir with a spoon or cinnamon stick until honey is thoroughly incorporated. Sip and savor the delicious treat.

Basic Hot Toddy

Hot water (to fill mug)

1 tea bag

2 oz. Sevierville-made spirit of your choice (such as Smith Creek Moonshine’s sweet tea ‘shine, Tennessee Legend’s cinnamon whiskey, or Thunder Road Distillery’s Butcher’s Bourbon)

1 Tbsp. honey

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 lemon slice

Pour hot water into mug and steep tea for 2-3 minutes. Remove tea bag and add honey, whiskey and lemon juice. Stir. Garnish with a lemon slice or whatever you prefer to put your own spin on the drink

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