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Two glasses containing hot toddy with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick as garnish.

Hot Toddy

Warm and toasty, this Hot Toddy is the perfect way to end off a chilly evening. Perfect for when you've got the sniffles as well.
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 182kcal


  • Mug


  • cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ounces whiskey
  • teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • 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.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg