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Classic Hot Toddy Recipe

A classic hot toddy recipe for a cold day or – as my mother-in-law likes it – when you have a cold! You can substitute rye for rum if desired.

Baby, it’s cold outside! Brrr. I don’t know about you, but when it’s cold I love me a warm drink to get feeling all warm and toasty again. This classic hot toddy recipe is sure to warm your insides – and it’s even said to help relieve coughs and colds.

This hot toddy is for adults only of course!

Classic Hot Toddy

Classic Hot Toddy Recipe

Classic Hot Toddy Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This classic hot toddy recipe is sure to warm your insides - and it's even said to help relieve coughs and colds. For adults only of course!


  • 1-2 oz rye whiskey or rum
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup hot water
  • lemon slice and cinnamon stick garnish, optional


  1. Place rye or rum in mug.
  2. Add lemon juice and honey.
  3. Pour hot water (I used water boiled in the kettle) over top and stir.
  4. Serve with lemon slice and cinnamon stick as garnish if desired.


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