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Recipe: Robyn's Cup of Sunshine Toddy

Robyn Niesmann's pick-me-up hot toddy recipe with Cup of Sunshine tea will soothe all your sore throats and colds. You can also have it cold, as a spicy adult iced tea alternative.

Robyn's one of our favorite neighborhood baristas. This tea cocktail recipe is just one of several creations by Robyn—read her full bio here 

Robyn's notes

Robyn Niesmann
Robyn says, "The Cup of Sunshine Rum Toddy has nursed me through the worst of some colds: its warming ginger calms the stomach, honey and lemon soothe the throat, and the rum helps you drift off to sleep. But this summer, I discovered it works as an iced drink as well; sip it on your porch and count the lightning bugs while you reminisce about the good old pre-COVID days..."

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the recipe

Robyn's Cup of Sunshine Toddy

Cold Toddy by Robyn Niesmann


  • 1 cup brewed Cup of Sunshine tea
  • 1.5 ounces (1 shot) dark rum
  • 2 slices fresh lemon
  • honey to taste


Combine hot in a cup for a cozy nightcap or under-the-weather pick-me-up.


Cool tea after brewing, add ingredients, then ice!

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