An aerial view of a counter with evergreen branches, oranges and cinnamon. Image Credit: Alicja Gancarz via Unsplash.

Coffee Hot Toddy Recipe

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Forecast: Cold With a Chance of Hot Toddies

It’s COLD. It’s been snowing buckets and hell might even freeze over, but you know what that means? It’s time for HOT TODDY SEASON, mother functioners.  

What’s that, you say? Hot toddies are made with tea? Sure, weak-sauce toddies are traditionally made with black tea. Indeed, the tea-based toddy traces its roots to British-ruled India. The Brits—ever tea-obsessed (suspicious)—mixed a warm, boozy concoction of honey, lemon and hot water, then lifted a Hindi name for drink made from fermented palm sap called a taddy.  

An aerial view of a wooden countertop with a mug of coffee, cinnamon, oranges and honey.[Photo Credit: Damir Spanic via Unsplash]

The old-school tea toddy made its way stateside long ago but has never gotten the high-octane upgrade it’s been due. We ask, when will coffee—the sweet elixir of life—get its chance to meld alongside spices, juice and whiskey like tea?  

No time like the present, people! It's high time for the Coffee Toddy—that’s a super caffeinated cup of spiked and spiced-up goodness. So, we got into the kitchen to right this beverage wrong with a new recipe that’s dead-on perfect for drinking on a winter night in:  

Spiced-Up Coffee Toddy


  • 8 ounces freshly brewed Death Wish Coffee
  • 1 1/2 ounces high-quality whiskey
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice (ideally fresh-squeezed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon  
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 

Instructions: Mix ingredients well in your favorite mug and thank us later.  

The cinnamon, cayenne and whiskey will warm your chilled bones, while honey and OJ add natural sweetness. And the coffee, well, the taste of Death Wish Coffee can give you a new lease on life—despite the cold, short days. Can you think of a better cure for the winter blues?

This sweet, spicy concoction tastes even better when wearing our Classic Logo Zip Hoodie and judging decaf drinkers.

[Featured Image Credit: Alicja Gancarz via Unsplash]

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