2 c. water
1/3 c. lemon juice
6 oz. dark rum or bourbon (whiskey works too if you prefer)
Lemon slices, for garnish
- Place crushed Werther’s on one shallow plate, and caramel syrup on another.
- Dip rims first in the caramel, and then in crushed Werther’s.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, whole Werther’s, and cinnamon sticks. Stir constantly until candies are fully melted. Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice and rum or bourbon.
- Ladle into mugs, garnish with lemon slices and cinnamon sticks and serve.
*A tiny splash of apple cider vinegar is a nice addition to the recipe. It brings out all the flavors of the toddy without it tasting too sweet. If you have some in your cabinet, give it a try.
*Use tea in place of water for a variation. We love the combination of black tea and dark rum
*Substitute orange or grapefruit for the lemon for a unique taste.