Cinnamon Bourbon Toddy

Cinnamon Bourbon Toddy

It is spring. But nights are still cold and our heater is running full every evening. Here in Alberta not only are the nights still chilly, but we also just encountered our first spring snow storm, on the first full day of spring. This is rather typical of Alberta weather and we easily could get one, two or maybe three more snowfalls before spring really sets in. A cinnamon bourbon toddy was the perfect remedy for such snowy day and luckily I just happened to have cinnamon simple syrup still stashed away! 

I am not a heavy bourbon drinker. In fact I don’t actually drink much of it at all. Instead you will find me cooking or baking with it more, like in bacon bourbon chocolate cupcakes! But the snow and chilly weather called for a drink that could warm you up from the inside out and this cinnamon bourbon toddy did the trick! 

cinnamon bourbon toddy

Cinnamon Bourbon Toddy

Eric really enjoyed this cinnamon bourbon toddy a lot and I think it will become a bit of a regular winter (or spring storm) type of drink! 

cinnamon bourbon toddy

Start off by cutting a lemon in half and squeeze the lemon juice into a tumbler or short glass. 

cinnamon bourbon toddy

Add in 2 ounces of your choice of bourbon or whatever you have on hand. 

cinnamon bourbon toddy

Add in 3 – 4 tablespoons of the cinnamon simple syrup and top up with boiling hot water. Stir well with a bar mixing spoon

cinnamon bourbon toddy

Garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick, and warm up with your cinnamon bourbon toddy by the fire!

cinnamon bourbon toddy

Cinnamon Bourbon Toddy

Warm up with this cinnamon spiced toddy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Chews and Brews


  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • 3-4 Tbsp Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • Hot water boiling to fill
  • Lemon wheel and cinnamon stick


  1. Squeeze the juice of one half lemon in a tumbler.
  2. Add in 2 ounces of Bourbon and 3-4 Tbsp Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  3. Fill tumbler with hot water and garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick.
cinnamon bourbon toddy

Other cocktails that you can find on Chews and Brews: 

Spicy Basil Caesar

Mike and Steve’s Rimmed Caesar


Note: This is also really good with rye whiskey – we tried it Easter weekend on our good friends, and it was a hit! 

Do you have a cocktail that warms you right up?

cinnamon bourbon toddy

12 thoughts on “Cinnamon Bourbon Toddy

  1. I’m like you, I’m more likely to bake with alcohol than drink it, but I do enjoy a good hot toddy when I’m feeling under the weather. Making it with a cinnamon simple syrup is genius! I am absolutely giving this one a try!

    1. I do prefer to cook or bake with bourbon, but this toddy was surprisingly not boozy tasting – which could be quite dangerous! haha!

  2. It’s cold and drizzly here in Phoenix today so this sounds wonderful!!! I love the cinnamon addition!

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