Warm Chai Toddy


  • Makes4 servings
Warm Chai Toddy

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

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It's hard to make a classic hot toddy even cozier, but we were up for the challenge. Chai tea adds delicious spice to this updated classic.


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 chai tea bags

  • 1 orange pekoe tea bag

  • 2 oranges, juiced

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp dark rum, for each cup

  • cinnamon sticks

  • twist of orange peel, for garnish


  • BOIL water with cinnamon stick. Remove from heat and add chai and orange pekoe. Let steep 5 min. Remove cinnamon stick and tea bags. Add orange juice and honey. Divide tea mixture among 4 mugs and top each with 1 tbsp of dark rum. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and twists of orange rind.

Serve with

This cozy tipple goes well with a bowl of crispy madras chickpeas.

Want to add another layer of spice to this hot toddy? Garnish with our Homemade Candied Ginger.

Need more toddy inspo? Here are two other variations on this cozy drink.