Cuddle-up with this classic Hot Toddy recipe. Its mix of whiskey, citrus and honey is sure to soothe.
1 oz (2 tablespoons) whiskey
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup boiling-hot water
Put whiskey, honey, and lemon juice in a 6-ounce mug. Top off with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved.
You can substitute the whiskey with bourbon, rum, gin or brandy. Or, substitute the boiling water with chamomile tea! See these alterna-toddies from bartenders at top restaurants around the country.
The Apple Toddy
From the Cooper Lounge, Denver. Uses Germain-Robin Apple Brandy with a honey syrup.
From the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey, cassis liqueur and chamomile tea.
Hot Rum Toddy
From Urban Farmer Steakhouse, Portland, OR. Rum, cardamom syrup and tea or coffee.
Red Hot Ruby Punch
From Da Claudio, New York City. Punch format of the Toddy, perfect for your holiday party. Spices, citrus, port, liqueur, pomegranate.
From The Chestnut Club, Santa Monica, CA. Hibiscus tea, cloves, Tequila, cilantro… looks like a must try!
From The Orange Squirrel, Bloomfield, NJ. Pears, anise, ginger, pear brandy and Mathilde Poire Liqueur.
John Dory Hot Toddy
From The John Dory Oyster Bar, New York City. Baked apples, Applejack, ginger, lemon and anise.