Hot Toddy – A refreshing classic cocktail made with just 4 simple ingredients that is perfect to enjoy before bed.
Whenever it’s a cold and wet winter day, I want to make a hot toddy. Hot toddies are a classic cocktail that is traditionally enjoyed around bedtime or just generally in the evening on those same kind of drizzly days as a way to warm up. I really enjoy how bright and refreshing they taste with the burst of lemon flavor balanced by the bourbon and honey in it.
Now this hot toddy recipe makes about 1 serving so if you plan on making it for more than just yourself, then I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe. I like to serve hot toddies with a slice of lemon and a cinnamon stick so give that a try to make it feel even more special.
Common Questions About Making a Hot Toddy
What is a hot toddy?
A hot toddy is a traditional cocktail made with lemon juice, honey, bourbon, and water that is served hot.
Will a hot toddy help with a cold?
If you are on any medication for being sick, please skip the bourbon in the recipe as it can interact with the medication badly. While it is somewhat associated with being a drink made when sick, it is also a popular cocktail to make in the evening before bed or on cold, rainy days.
What alcohol is in a hot toddy?
A hot toddy is made with bourbon but you could always use whiskey instead.
Can I serve it cold?
Sure can! Just use cold water instead of hot water.
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- 1 ounce bourbon
- 1/2 ounce honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- Combine bourbon, honey, and lemon juice in a mug. Top with water and give it a stir until the honey dissolves. Serve.
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