The Baked Apple Toddy

Staff Writer
The Baked Apple Toddy
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It's the official start of fall, and all of our favorite fall traditions, like apple-picking. And there's no better way to kick off fall than with a hot toddy using fall's best apples. Marshall Altier, the bartender behind JBird, whipped up a fall-ready recipe using a bold spirit, Denizen Rum, and bitters using upstate New York apples. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Denizen Rum
  • 1/2 Ounce Laird’s Bonded Apple Brandy
  • 1 dash Bar Keep Baked Apple Bitters
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar in the raw
  • Whole nutmeg


Pour rum, brandy, and bitters into a mug. Steep 2-3 whole cinnamon sticks and a small pinch of cloves in boiling water. Strain out the solids and pour this into the mug. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Grate cinnamon and nutmeg on top. 

Baked Apple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Baked Apple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.