Warm and comforting, the original hot toddy keeps things simple and straightforward, using the natural sweetness and warmth of honey and whiskey combined with the citrus tang of lemon in a steaming hot mug of joy. The flavors are muted and gentle, harmonizing impressively and delivering just the right level of boozy impact needed to thaw out even the most weary bones. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Fluid ounce whiskey (it may be blasphemy to the Scottish, but the sweetness of Irish or Canadian whiskey works best in a Toddy)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 Stick cinnamon

Preparation

Step 1

Pour the honey into a mug and add the whiskey and lemon juice.

Step 2

Pour the boiling hot water on top and stir with the cinnamon stick to combine. Then head for the couch and see what sparks may fly.