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Classic Hot Toddy

Classic Hot Toddy

Classic Hot Toddy

  • whiskey
  • irish whiskey
  • winter
  • st. patrick's
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 5 min
Dating back to the 1800's the Hot Toddy is known as the perfect night-cap to end a chilly winter day. Some even swear it's the best way to soothe a sore throat. This classic recipe is very easy to customize, so don't be afraid to experiment like we did with this Blood Orange Hot Toddy. While the original recipe calls for Irish Whiskey, the smooth sweet flavors found in most bourbons are also a great compliment to the fresh, tart lemon juice. Another way you can make this your own is by swapping the plain sugar for an alternate sweetener like honey or maple syrup, both will play nicely with the spicy clove and whiskey flavors. So whether you're fending off a cold, or thawing out by the fire, mixing up a classic like this is sure to warm you up from the inside out.


  • Boiling Water
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 of a Lemon with rind on
  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey


  • Knife
  • Jigger
  • Mug

How to Mix

  1. Fill a ceramic mug with boiling water and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, stud the lemon rind with your cloves and set aside.
  3. Add your sugar and stir to dissolve.
  4. Squeeze some of the juice out of your lemon and drop the entire piece into your cup.
  5. Add your whiskey and enjoy.