Cocktail Friday :: Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

*Cough*Cough*, *Sniffle*Snifffle*. If this sounds like your life right now, we’ve got the PERFECT cure. Today’s signature cocktail idea is an old classic, The Hot Toddy. It’s not only delicious but can also help soothe cold symptoms and keep you warm in this winter. Even if you have been lucky enough to dodge the flu bug so far this year, there are still plenty of reasons to make yourself a yummy Hot Toddy.

According to,, today just so happens to be National Hot Toddy day – and I don’t think it could have come at a better time! A classic Hot Toddy is a great signature cocktail choice for any colder season party or event. So get out there and celebrate this “holiday”, make some Hot Toddy’s for friends at your next get together and stay healthy this flu season. Doctor’s orders!

Hot Toddy


  • 2 c water
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 shots bourbon
  • 2 t lemon juice
  • 2 bags black tea
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • 2 pn cloves, to taste (optional)
  • 2 lemon wedges (optional)


Bring the water to a boil in a kettle. Drizzle half the honey onto the  bottom of each of 2 very large mugs. Then add half the bourbon and lemon  juice to each mug. Once the water reaches near boiling, but not quite,  place one teabag in each mug and fill them nearly full with the hot water. Garnish with any combination of whole cloves, cinnamon stick,  and/or lemon wedge.

Source: Sippity Sup

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