Kitchen Notes

Chai Mezcal Hot Toddy

We have a winter storm on the way in the Northeast so thought we'd share a favorite cold weather cocktail. This is a spin on a classic hot toddy with mezcal and chai tea, giving it a spike of smoke & cinnamon spice. 


  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 4 oz hot water
  • 1.5 oz mezcal 
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2-3/4 oz honey (depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1 lemon, lime or orange wedge
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Add tea bag, hot water, mezcal & lemon juice to a double rimmed glass cup or coffee mug.

Stir to dissolve honey.

Garnish with citrus wedge and cinnamon stick.