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Ring in the New Year with a Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

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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.

Hot Toddy

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.

Hot Toddy

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


  1. Combine all ingredients in a tall Irish coffee glass or mug. Mix together using the cinnamon stick and serve.

Yield: 1 serving

Jenna Weber, food blogger for PBS Food's Fresh Tastes blogJenna 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 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.

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