Mezcal Hot Toddy

Supermodel Taylor Hill also goes by “Tequila Taylor,” which is apparently not a big surprise if you’re friends with the Victoria’s Secret model. She’s such a big fan of the spirit that she’s quietly becoming a mixologist in her spare time. To prove it, the 24-year-old took to her Instagram feed ahead of the new year to share her secret to drinking tequila in the winter. Enter, the Mezcal Hot Toddy, which only requires a few ingredients, and yes, it is just as cozy as it sounds.

Ahead, find all of the ingredients you need to create the Mezcal Hot Toddy at home, as well as the step-by-step instructions. Cheers!

you will need:
2 cups of water
3 cups of apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole orange, sliced
1 whole *red* pear
Tequila (Hill uses apaluz Mezcal)
3 cloves

the steps:

Start by putting all of your ingredients into a pot, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it simmer for 30 minutes, and then ladle approximately one cup of the mixture into a mug. Then, add one ounce of Mezcal tequila (or two, if you’re in the mood for a strong beverage).

the step-by-step video:

Hit “play” on the video Hill shared on Instagram to watch the model bring the cocktail to life.