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Hot Toddy

This Hot Toddy recipe will warm up your next winter gathering or warm you up as you stay in and cozy up with one by the fire. A vintage cocktail cure to relieve a cold is also a throwback remedy to provide relief from cold winter days and warm you up!

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6-ounce cocktail

Serves: 1

Glassware: 8-ounce heatproof mug or punch glass



  • 3 fluid ounces of boiling water
  • 2 fluid ounces of whiskey, brandy, or rum
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick to swirl
  • 1 - 2 star anise, garnish


Pull down your favorite mug and fire up your teapot to heat up the water.

Pour the whiskey, honey, and boiling water into your mug. Spice up the cocktail with the cloves, lemon slice and nutmeg. Swirl it all together with your cinnamon stick.  Garnish

Cuddle up and enjoy!

Rad Tips: I LOVE cinnamon, so I add a pinch of cinnamon to my mug for extra spice. I also LOVE sharing!  So I mix up a pitcher of this Hot Toddy recipe for all my loved ones. Here’s the recipe to serve 8: Simply put 5 Tablespoons Honey, 3 cups of boiling water, 1 ½ cups whiskey, 24 cloves, 1 whole lemon sliced and ½ teaspoon of nutmeg into a heatproof pitcher. Place a cinnamon stick in each of the 8 mugs. Stir the pitcher and pour it into the prepared mugs. Winter winds can swirl and we will be cozy and bright!