Hot Toddy- The Perfect Cold Weather Cocktail

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 5 oz hot water
  • 2 oz whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 8 cloves, whole
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Slice lemon into thick slices. Stud each lemon slice with 2-3 cloves.

  2. Get your cocktail glass and line it with honey (or just let honey drizzle in the bottom of the glass).

  3. Add whiskey & sugar. Give everything a good stir.

  4. Place cloved lemon slices into the glass.

  5. Grab a metal spoon and place it into the glass (there is an old myth that this helps the glass hold scolding hot water without breaking!)

  6. Pour the hot water into the glass. 

  7. Let your Toddy "steep" for a few minutes then add a cinnamon stick into your glass. Serve & enjoy!