Spiced Averna Toddy Recipe

Elana Lepkowski

Move over, whiskey, Averna is the star of this delicious hot toddy.

Why this recipe works:

  • Averna's flavors of baking spices, citrus, and caramel complement the earthiness of a simple syrup flavored with black pepper, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
  • Using a low-ABV amaro for the base is a great option to offer guests looking for a not-so-boozy drink.

Recipe Details

Spiced Averna Toddy Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 90 mins
Serves 1 serving


For the Spiced Syrup:

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns

  • 4 cinnamon sticks

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 ounce Averna

  • 1/2 ounce spiced syrup

  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from half a lemon

  • 4 ounces boiling water

  • Lemon peel for garnish


  1. For the spiced syrup: Combine water, brown sugar, peppercorns, and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to simmer, stirring, and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for an hour and a half. Strain and store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.

  2. For the cocktail: In a heat proof mug, combine Averna, spiced syrup, lemon juice, and boling water. Garnish with lemon peel and serve immediately.

Special equipment

saucepan, strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
293 Calories
0g Fat
70g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 91mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)