Classic Hot Toddy

Posted: December 21

Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

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Classic Hot Toddy is a hot cocktail perfect for staying warm during holiday merriment. Deceptively simple yet profoundly delicious, a Classic Hot Toddy combines whiskey with honey and lemon juice to sweeten and brighten the whiskey's natural flavors. With a cinnamon stick for seasonal spice, this brew bursts with cheer and bright spirits!


• 3/4 cup water • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey • 2 teaspoons honey, plus more to taste • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, plus more to taste • 1 lemon round • 1 cinnamon stick, optional, for garnish


Step 1

In a teapot or saucepan, bring the water to a simmer.

Step 2

Pour the hot water into a mug.

Step 3

Add the whiskey, honey, and lemon juice, stirring until the honey disappears into the hot water.

Step 4

Taste for flavoring, adding 1 teaspoon of extra honey for more sweetness or 1 teaspoon of extra lemon juice for more tang.

Step 5

Garnish with the lemon round and cinnamon stick and serve!

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