Fill an 8- to 10-ounce mug with hot water to warm it up.
Bring 2/3 cup water to a boil. Empty the mug and fill it with the freshly boiled water. Add the honey and stir until dissolved. Stir in the whiskey and lemon juice. Garnish with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick and serve immediately.
This hot toddy recipe is also great with amber or spiced rum, brandy, or applejack.
Do not mix over-the-counter and prescription medications with alcohol! Skip the drink if you’re taking cough medicine.
Agave nectar and maple syrup are great alternatives if you cannot have honey.
Preheating the glass ensures that your drink says hot longer. You can also simply use a travel mug or a cup sleeve.
Add more honey if you prefer a sweeter cocktail or more lemon for a brighter taste.