Hot Toddy

A Hot Toddy is as classic as they come. The perfect drink to sip on when you're feeling under the weather or on a chilly Sunday afternoon. It makes us want to grab a good book and forget about all of our worries. 

Best part is? You almost definitely have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. And! Despite the recipe's simplicity, the lemon and honey help the bourbon to absolutely shine. Change things up and make an apple cider version complete with caramel that is perfect for fall! 

Looking for more ways to warm up? Try some of our hot cocktails boozy enough for any winter. 

This page was updated on September 24, 2021 to include a video and update the recipe.

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Cal/Serv: 162
Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 0 hours 5 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 10 mins
1/3 c.


1 1/2 oz.


1 tbsp.


2 tsp.

lemon juice

Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Lemon slice, for garnish

  1. In a teapot or a small saucepan, bring water to simmer. 
  2. In a mug, combine bourbon, honey, and lemon juice to a mug. Pour over hot water and stir to combine. 
  3. Garnish with cinnamon stick and lemon slice. 
Apple Cider Variation: 
  1. Swap apple cider for the water and caramel for the honey.

Nutrition (per serving): 162 calories, 0 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 1 mg sodium

Jon Boulton
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