The Perfect Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy Recipe



I love a hot toddy throughout the year, but when it gets darker and colder and winter draws in, it’s one of the main things I look forward to having. I’ve made so many variations of a hot toddy over the years, but this recipe is my favourite by far and it’s also really simple to make. You only need a few ingredients and most of them you probably have in your kitchen anyway so when you need a warming festive drink, try this!


30ml of whiskey (just over 1 shot)

20ml of lemon juice (or lime depending on what you prefer)

Mug of hot water

Tablespoon of honey

Pinch of nutmeg

Cinnamon stick

Ginger to garnish

I don’t tend to have a lot of lemon so I swap lemons for limes in most recipes so I’ve included this as an option but typically a hot toddy is made using lemon juice.

The first thing you need to do is find a mug or tankard, my favourite are the mini dimpled glass tankards. Take a measure of whisky (or just over a shot if you want the perfect flavour) and pour into your tankard. Add 20ml of lemon juice and top up your tankard with boiling water.

Add a tablespoon of honey and stir in and at the same time add a pinch (or a lot if you like it strong like me!!) of nutmeg. Add a cinnamon stick and some ginger to garnish. My serving suggestion is to pop on your comfy clothes and enjoy by the fire listening to Michael Bublé.