With fall here, I think we need all need a little winter warmer!  Hot toddies are not only for when you have a cold; they’re also good for warming your belly and soul! So, I’ve created a nice one with a little bit of a twist!

This chai and whiskey-based cocktail make me long to be at a campfire at sipping on this classic bone warmer. One of my favorites is Caravan Outpost in Ojai, California.

This place is a GEM! Since I can’t be in Ojai to enjoy this winter warmer, I decided to put on my t-shirt from the hip little spot and sip from this beautiful enamel mug. I hope you’ll find your own way to enjoy it!


Not Your Traditional Hot Toddy



  1. In your favorite mug pour 1 1/2 oz. of Bulleit Rye Whiskey.
  2. Steep Marsala Chai for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour Steeped Marsala Chai over the Bulleit Rye Whiskey.
  4. Stir in Honey & Lemon.
  5. Garnish to your liking – this time of year a nice wedge of lemon & dried fruit seems more than appropriate. Enjoy in a cozy spot with your favorite songs!

Jean Marie Manning