Hot Toddy Recipe

Hot Toddy

Some call the Hot Toddy a cure for the common cold, some call it a sleep aid for fussy kids (over the age of 21, of course), and some call it the perfect solution to a chilly winter’s eve. No matter what you decide to do with it, the Hot Toddy is a delicious, cozy classic that works like Sleepytime tea for grown-ups.


2 oz whiskey (bourbon, rye, Scotch, or Irish)
0.25 oz honey, simple syrup, demerara syrup, or sugar
0.5 oz lemon juice
4 cloves
Boiling water
Lemon twist for garnish

Preparation: How to make a Hot Toddy

  1. Add whiskey, sweetener, lemon juice, and cloves to a mug.
  2. Fill with boiling water.
  3. Stir and serve with a lemon twist.
Hot Toddy