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Orange Clove Hot Toddy

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Erin’s with us today bringing a bright festive hot-tail for the weekend! The Orange Clove Hot Toddy is warming and zippy, a beverage you’ll will love sipping around the fireplace this year.

Orange Clove Hot Toddy #cocktail

Erin Hawley

A note from Erin…


Every holiday season my family keeps bowls filled with clove-studded oranges all over the house. The smell is something I crave when it gets cold, and I tried to replicate that with this warm, rich orange clove hot toddy.

Orange Clove Hot Toddy #cocktail
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Orange Clove Hot Toddy

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Bright and festive hot toddy recipe. The Orange Clove Hot Toddy is a great beverage to serve at holiday gatherings this year.
Servings: 1 drink


  • 2 ounces aged rum
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce clove syrup (see recipe below)


  • For clove syrup: In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water, and 8 whole cloves. Place pot over medium heat and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Once the syrup has cooled completely, remove the cloves.
  • Combine all ingredients in a heatproof mug. Add hot water to fill up the glass, and stir.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 182kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 57mg, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 14.2mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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7 comments on “Orange Clove Hot Toddy”

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  5. this flavor combo sounds like the best for warming up on cold nights!

  6. We do the same thing with oranges and cloves…that scent is amazing!  This sounds like such a fun holiday drink!