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Hot Toddy Recipe

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Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

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Warm and toasty and just in time for winter, the Hot Toddy is a classic hot drink and it is very simple to make. The basic recipe only requires a base liquor, honey, lemon, and tea, though some people prefer to skip the tea bag.

It will be a matter of personal taste as to which of the liquors you choose for your toddy. Brandy, rum, and whiskey each bring their own characteristics to the drink and make great drinks.

Feel free to experiment with your favorite types of tea or skip it all together and use hot water alone. Most black and green teas mix well with the sweetness of the honey and lemon, but from there it's a personal preference and some interesting toddies are possible. Here are a number of toddy recipes for inspiration: The Hot Toddy Collection.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounces brandy, whiskey, or rum
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tea bag


  1. Coat the bottom of a mug or an Irish coffee glass with honey.
  2. Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter.
  3. On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea.
  4. Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.
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Yeah, That'll Work ..., Member NYCBro127

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