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Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy – A refreshing classic cocktail made with just 4 simple ingredients that is perfect to enjoy before bed.

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

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.

Hot Toddy Recipe

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Hot Toddy Cocktail

Yield: 1 Serving

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy - A refreshing classic cocktail made with just 4 simple ingredients that is perfect to enjoy before bed.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

Instructions

  1. 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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