Root Down’s Hot Toddy

Cardamaro is a wine-based aperitif, flavored with cardoon, blessed thistle (two artichoke relatives) and other herbs and spices, then aged in oak. Even though this variation on an old favorite uses Honey Wine instead of whisky, the medicinal qualities of a hot toddy may indeed be present – we’ ll let you conduct the research.

By / Photography By Lexi Mire | November 11, 2016


Combine all ingredients in a Crockpot on high until hot. Stir thoroughly and leave on warm to serve. Garnish with citrus zest and nutmeg.



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  • 1 bottle Redstone’s Traditional Mountain Honey Wine
  • 1 cup Cardamaro
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup chai tea simple syrup
  • 8–10 dashes orange bitters
  • 2–3 cinnamon sticks
  • For garnish: lemon and/or orange zest and nutmeg
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