One of the best things about the humble hot toddy is that you can totally play around with measurements in order to suit your taste. If you prefer a sweeter expression, you can add more honey. If you prefer a more refreshing expression, add more lemon juice. You can use these two ingredients in order to perfect the cocktail to your liking.

They are also an excellent drink to make if you are struggling with a cold. Honey, lemon, and hot water has been proven to be an efficient remedy so why not add a dash of whisky for an inviting nightcap?

Hot Toddy Ingredients

1.5 tsp honey (can be swapped out for maple syrup as a vegan alternative)

30ml whisky

2.5 tsp lemon juice

90ml boiling water

1 cinnamon stick

Lemon round

2 cloves

Hot Toddy Recipe

  1. Add the honey to a heatproof glass.
  2. Add the lemon juice and whisky.
  3. Top up with hot water and stir well.
  4. Taste. Add more lemon and honey, if you need.
  5. Once you have your desired flavour, garnish with the cinnamon stick, lemon round, and cloves.
  6. Enjoy!

As hot toddies are extremely versatile drinks, you can really add any whisky you like to the cocktail depending on your preference. If you like a peaty and coastal whisky, try Scarabus Islay Single Malt Batch Strength. If you prefer a smoky, fruity expression, we recommend Singleton of Dufftown 21 Year Old. If you love sweet and spicy drams, Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength 2021 might be the one for you.