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​​Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

This Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy is made with black tea, dark rum, blood orange juice, maple syrup, and topped with a bruléed blood orangefor the perfect tea cocktail this season.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot cocktail, rum hot toddy, tea cocktail
Yield: 1

Equipment

  • Tea kettle
  • Mug
  • Spoon
  • Kitchen Torch optional for garnish

Materials

For the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

  • ½ tbsp loose leaf black tea (or 1 black tea bag)
  • 8 oz water
  • oz dark rum
  • Juice of half small blood orange
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise

For the Bruleed Blood Orange Slice Garnish

  • 1 blood orange
  • Granulated sugar

Instructions

For the Blood Orange Rum Hot Toddy

  • Prepare water for tea. Steep tea for 3-4 minutes.
  • While the tea steeps, prepare bruleed blood orange slices.
  • Add dark rum, blood orange juice, black tea and maple syrup to a mug and stir.
  • Add a cinnamon stick and star anise. Serve with a bruleed orange slice.

For the Bruleed Blood Orange Slice Garnish

  • Slice blood orange into wheels of desired thickness. Pat slices dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Place slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of the blood orange slices with sugar.
  • Use a kitchen torch to torch the top of the blood orange until they are golden brown.