Apple toddy

Serves 8 people


2 cups Calvados, Applejack, or other type of apple brandy

2 cups apple syrup*

2 cups hot water

30 thin apple slices

1/3 cup nutmeg


  1. In an 8-oz. glass, combine 1/4 cup brandy and 1/4 cup apple syrup. Top with the 1/4 cup hot water and stir.
  2. Add 3 or 4 apple slices and 2 teaspoons nutmeg to taste over the top. Serve immediately.
  3. *Note: Here's some guidance from Williams-Sonoma about apple syrup. "When buying apple syrup, look for the Austrian brand DArbo. This company produces some of the best, most intense fruit syrups on the market."

Source: Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma TASTE Magazine, "Winter Warmers," by Andy Harris (Holiday 2001).

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