Hot Toddy

A Whiskey Hot Toddy is a classic drink that is the perfect drink to warm up to at night. The word toddy comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. Its earliest known use to mean “a beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices” is from 1786. For this drink, you only need three ingredients.


  • 1 ½ oz Whiskey
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 1 lemon round
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional, for garnish)


In a teapot or pan, bring the water to a simmer and pour it into a mug. Add the 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 of teaspoon lemon juice. Stir until the honey has disappeared into the hot water. Garnish with a lemon round and cinnamon stick (if using). Enjoy!

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