Tis the season for a hot toddy! I absolutely love this classic warming cocktail and it’s the perfect nightcap for a day spent out in the snow.
The secret to a great hot toddy is using traditional honey liqueur, available at most liquor stores. It gives the drink a bit of sweetness without adding simple syrup. Recently, we were taking a winter trip to Yosemite National Forest, and this drink was very welcome after a long day hiking in the cold.
Try hot toddies as part of your New Years Eve bash, or any night when you’re curled up by the fire with a book in your hand.
Classic Hot Toddy
This classic warming cocktail is the perfect nightcap for a day spent out in the snow or generally being with loved ones. Food blogger Jenna Weber shares how she likes to make her hot toddy recipe in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.
- 1 oz whiskey
- 1 oz honey liqueur
- 6 oz hot water
- 1 lemon wedge
- 1 cinnamon stick for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a tall Irish coffee glass or mug. Mix together using the cinnamon stick and serve.
Yield: 1 serving
Jenna Weber is half of the Fresh Tastes blog team. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2008 and, since then, has worked as a pastry chef, bread baker and freelance food editor. Currently, Jenna blogs full-time on EatLiveRun.com where her delicious daily recipes and quirky culinary musings appeal to thousands. She lives in Northern California and, when not in the kitchen, can usually be found on her yoga mat.