Hot Toddy

Friday, March 7, 2014

Everyone should have a signature hot toddy recipe–they warm you up when you're sloshing through slush and soothe your cough when that winter cold won't let up. If you haven't already perfected your recipe, I invite you to enjoy ours! 

Hot Toddy 

1 1/2 oz whiskey
1/2 oz Bénédictine
1 teaspoon honey
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise pod
clove-studded lemon peel

Combine whiskey, Bénédictine and honey in a mug; add hot water and spices, then stir.

Notes: This hot toddy is pretty light on citrus, but you can always give this sipper a good dash of lemon juice if you like things a bit more tart. Feel free to use any kind of whiskey you like, from a single malt Scotch to a classic Kentucky bourbon, and substitute hot water for hot tea if you need a little caffeine kick. Cheers!


  1. I love a good hot toddy - yum!

  2. yum! this is one of my favorite winter drinks! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. Crazy- I've never had a hot toddy!

    always, koru kate

  4. The anise pod is a nice touch.

    1. Someone recommended cardamom pods–totally blew my mind. Hope you're having a stiff drink tonight!

  5. Mmm that sounds so yummy right about now!

  6. This may sound crazy, but I sip a hot toddy before bed when I'm ill. The lemon and honey feel healing while the alcohol gives a slight narcotic effect that helps me sleep. It just feels better than taking all that junk in Nyquil :-)



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