Classic Hot Toddy

Classic Hot Toddy

Warm, delicious and boozy, the classic hot toddy is a favourite winter drink. With honey, lemon and whiskey, what’s not to love? It’s proven effective against coughs and colds too.
Course Drinks
Cuisine North American
Keyword Classic Recipe, Easy, Winter
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 271kcal
Author Jolina


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tea bag Earl Grey or any tea of your choice see note 1
  • 2 oz whiskey see note 2
  • 2 tbsp honey see note 3
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch ground cinnamon


  • Steep your tea in 1 cup hot water for 3-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put 2 oz whiskey and 2 tbsp honey in a mug or a cup.
  • Pour the tea into your mug. Add 2 tsp lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon. Stir and enjoy while warm. 



  1. Don't have tea? No problem. You can make hot toddy with just hot water.
  2. Apart from whiskey, you can also use bourbon, rum or brandy. You can also adjust the quantity depending on how strong you like your drink.
  3. You may need more (or less) honey; again, it depends on how you sweet you like your drink.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Sodium: 14mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 4.7%