Hot Toddy Cocktail

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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.


A Hot Toddy is a cocktail made with liquor and hot water, honey, and lemon. It is sometimes also served with spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, or allspice. The drink is thought to have medicinal properties and has been used to treat colds, sore throats, and other maladies.

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