The Story Behind The Tequila Hot Toddy

Nothing beats a hot toddy on a cold winter day, and what could be better than warming up with a mug full of tequila. In this variation of the cold-weather beverage, tequila plays well with traditional baking spices like star anise, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.

Just before you gather friends around the fireside, add the spices to hot water and stir to draw out their flavors. Divvy the mixture up into individual mugs then add in the PATRÓN Añejo and lemon juice. Then take a sip and settle in the beverage's warmth as the components continue to steep together until the last drop.


  • 2 ounces PATRÓN Añejo
  • 3 ounces hot water
  • 1 ½ ounces lemon juice
  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick


  1. Place the star anise and clove in a mug or coffee glass (inside a tea strainer, if available) and add hot water and agave.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add tequila and lemon juice.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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Updated: 2022-03-10

Tequila Hot Toddy

This cocktail recipe is sponsored by PATRÓN.