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Hot Toddy Recipe

A delicious and comforting Hot Toddy! This is a is make you feel better with a little whiskey, lemons, ginger, and some spices. For our over 21 friends! 
Course Drink
Cuisine English
Keyword Christmas Drinks, fall comfort food, Hot Beverage, Winter Beverage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 106kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


  • 8 ounces water
  • 1 ounce whiskey Note 1
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 slice fresh ginger Note 2
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves Note 3
  • 1 cinnamon stick Note 4
  • 1 slice of lemon optional garnish


  • In a tea kettle or saucepan, over medium-high heat, add water. and bring water to a boil.
  • Bring water to a boil. Then remove from heat.
  • Add to a large mug, the whiskey, lemon juice, and honey.
  • Pour hot water into the mug.
  • Add in fresh ginger and cloves, cinnamon stick, and a slice of lemon. Serve and enjoy.


Note 1: Whiskey or Irish whiskey make a classic Hot Toddy. Bourbon, Rum, Brandy, or Scotch can be used as well.
Note 2: Ginger is a favorite addition to the toddy.  A slice of fresh ginger is awesome or  or add ¼ teaspoon ground ginger.
Note 3: A nice option is to add 3-4 whole cloves to the drink.
Note 4: If you do not have cinnamon sticks use ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon or to taste, if you prefer more cinnamon. 
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.3mg