Spiced Apple Toddy

The thought of eggnog makes me want to gag, but I always loved apple cider growing up. Doesn't a spiced apple toddy sound delicious for a warm holiday drink?


To make the baked apple, peel, quarter, and core an apple (Braeburn or other seasonally appropriate variety). Dust apple quarters lightly with ground cinnamon and allspice. Wrap each quarter separately in foil and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. (To make slices to garnish glasses, cut another apple into ¼-inch slices and bake until just softened.)

Combine Calvados (French apple brandy), apple, and sugar in a hot mug. Muddle apple (or mash it with a spoon), add boiling water, and stir until pulp dissolves. Lightly grate nutmeg on top.

Seen on ReadyMade.