Classic

Whiskey • Dry
Hot Toddy

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A simple mix of hot water, sweetener, spice and spirit (typically whiskey), the Hot Toddy is a classic folk remedy for the common cold. It also happens to be a delicious and endlessly adaptable warming cocktail. While we can’t speak to the cocktail’s medical merit, we can speak to its sweet, cozy flavors and its soul-soothing super powers.

The Essentials

hot water
whiskey
honey
The Details

Ingredients

4 oz hot water
2 oz whiskey (bourbon, Irish or blended scotch, depending on your taste)
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
Cinnamon stick, for garnish (optional)
Ground nutmeg, for garnish (optional)
Ground cloves, for garnish (optional)
Star anise, for garnish (optional)
Lemon peel, for garnish (optional)

Method

  • Add whiskey, honey and lemon juice to a mug and stir to combine.
  • Top with hot water, and garnish however you see fit.
Easy
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Mix it Up

While there is plenty of variation to be had by simply varying the base spirit (aged rum is a great option), sweetener and garnish, swapping the hot water for tea offers yet another avenue of creativity. Simply brew your favorite blend—green, chai, etc.—and prepare the rest of the cocktail while you wait for the tea to steep. Then, top your cocktail off with the tea, stir and enjoy.

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