Hot Toddy Cocktail Recipe

Hot Toddy cocktails have been around since the 1700s and were once considered a type of medicine. There are many variations but the most popular one calls for ‘Christmas spices.’ Unsurprisingly, it’s most commonly ordered around Christmas.
How to Make a Hot Toddy Cocktail


Serve in an Irish Coffee glass

  • 2 shots scotch
  • 1/2 shot fresh lemon juice
  • 1 spoon honey
  • 1/2 shot simple syrup
  • 3 dried cloves
  • Top with Boiling water

Garnish: 1 lemon wedge & 1 cinnamon stick

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Build all the ingredients in a pre-heated Irish coffee glass with boiling water.
  2. Stir until honey dissolves.
  3. Add the garnishes.


The Hot Toddy Cocktail is a perfect way to warm up your night during cooler months. This classic cocktail is a simple mix of whiskey (or brandy) and honey, heated up with a bit of boiling water and aromatic spices like cinnamon and clove.

Hot Toddy Cocktail Origin

Hot Toddy Cocktails have been around since the 1500’s and have said to be originated in Scotland as a cure for coughing, sore throat, and general sickness. For some extra flavor, add a slice of lemon or stir in a shot of whisky for an extra punch. Hot Toddies are versatile enough for winter or summer sipping and make for an aromatic drink anytime you want something special.

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