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Warm Up With a Classic!

Dec 19, 2019 | Home Decor, Recipes

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.

Cuddly Alterna-Toddies

photo of multiple toddy cocktails

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.

King Toddy

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.

Tea-quila Toddy

From The Chestnut Club, Santa Monica, CA. Hibiscus tea, cloves, Tequila, cilantro… looks like a must try!

Pear Toddy

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.

See Wine Enthusiast’s: “7 Takes on the Hot Toddy” >>