Mexican Cinnamon Hot Toddy Recipe

Mexican | December 2, 2009 | By

Bourbon Hot Toddy

Ok, so this Hot Toddy recipe isn’t necessarily Mexican. I only call it a Mexican Hot Toddy because as a kid, my mom used to make this Cinnamon tea using whole Mexican cinnamon sticks whenever I was sick. I make the tea, just like my mom did only I add a splash of Whiskey Bourbon!

Mexican cinnamon can be found in the ethnic section of the grocery store. I never buy cinnamon sticks from the regular grocery store. Those small jars with 2 small sticks cost over $5! Mexican cinnamon comes in a small bag with like 10 sticks and only costs $1.50!


3 cups of water
2 large cinnamon sticks, broken up
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon (or more!) of good Whiskey Bourbon


Add water and cinnamon to a small sauce pan. Bring water to a boil and let reduce by a quarter, around 4 minutes. Strain tea with a sieve and pour into a mug. Add honey and bourbon and enjoy!