How to Make a Gingerbread Hot Toddy (It’s Easy, We Promise)

This delicious dessert cocktail combines two of our favorite things, gingerbread cookies and bourbon, all in one handy little glass. Talk about a happy holiday.

What You Need:
 - 1 cup dark brown sugar
 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon
 - ½ teaspoon ground ginger
 - ½ teaspoon nutmeg
 - ¼ teaspoon allspice
 - 1 tablespoon molasses
 - 1 cup water
 - 2 ounces bourbon
 - 4 ounces hot water
 - 1 slice of lemon
 - Orange peel for garnish

Step 1: Make the gingerbread syrup by combining the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, molasses and water in a small pot over medium heat.

Step 2: Bring to a boil while stirring constantly with a whisk. Let the syrup boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 3: Pour the bourbon, hot water and 1 ounce of gingerbread syrup into a mug or glass.

Step 4: Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon and an orange peel for garnish. Cheers!

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Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth