Why The Hot Toddy Is The Perfect Winter Drink

When the chill sets in or a cold takes hold, this age-old cocktail comes to the rescue. With a whiskey base that warms your body, honey and lemon to soothe your throat, and an aroma that opens up your sinuses, the Hot Toddy isn't just a comforting drink; it's a time-tested way to feel better. In its simplicity lies both tradition and practicality, offering comfort on cold nights and a remedy when you're feeling under the weather.


  • 2 oz Whiskey (Bourbon or Rye)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Black Tea Bag
  • Hot Water
  • Lemon Wheel and Cinnamon Stick for garnish

Hot Toddy Recipe

  1. Boil water and pour it into a heatproof glass or mug to warm it.
  2. Add tea bag to the glass and steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bag and discard it.
  3. Stir in honey until it's dissolved.
  4. Pour in whiskey and fresh lemon juice.
  5. Stir gently to combine all ingredients.
  6. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a cinnamon stick.

Pro-Tip Want to really open that nose? Use a high proof bourbon, such as Noah's Mill, or a high prood rye, like our Baby Unicorn 3 barrel pick.

Hot Remix For a unique twist, try the "Ginny Toddy," by substituting gin for whiskey and garnish with an anise star instead of a cinnamon stick.

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