Enjoy a glass of Hot Toddy—the perfect cocktail to warm you up this cold season.

We all love staying warm and cozy during the cold months and who wouldn't? Aside from huddling up with your family for warmth, hanging out by the fireplace, and wearing winter clothes, a glass of Hot Toddy will surely warm you up and can even help cure cold symptoms.

Learn the recipe and enjoy it with friends and family this cold, chilly season…

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 person
Pairs well with: A bit of simple cookies like biscotti or shortbread are lovely on the side but stands alone very well


  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • 1 T Honey
  • 3 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 C Boiling Water
  • Optional: Cinnamon Stick and/or Star Anise, as well as Sliced Lemon Garnish

Mixing instructions:

  • Measure into a small mug: Bourbon, Honey and Lemon Juice.
  • Top off with boiling water.
  • Stir until honey is dissolved.
  • Add garnishes if desired.


  • The classic version of the Hot Toddy features Scotch or Brandy, but we go for Bourbon because of the smooth finish and vanilla flavor it adds.
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice tastes excellent but to save time, try a bottled organic or higher end lemon juice.
  • This is a small serving so 1 1/2 the recipe for larger mugs.
  • Avoid peaty Scotch varieties as they don’t pair well with the lemon and honey.
  • When selecting honey it’s best to use a mild variety.
  • Bullet Bourbon is our go to brand when we make this drink.

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cold weather cocktail for colds

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