How to Make a Hot Toddy

Learn How to Make a Hot Toddy

Learn how to make a Hot Toddy, and you'll always have a way to warm up when the weather turns chilly. If you can brew a cup of tea, you can make this exceptionally easy recipe.

Begin with a Cup of Hot Tea

Simply brew a cup of strong tea. You can use a flavored tea such as orange pekoe or another flavor that blends well with lemon and honey, but a plain tea also works just fine.

Pour the tea into a large mug and leave about 1/4 empty so you have room for the rest of your ingredients.

Add Honey

Once your tea is poured, add about 1 tablespoon of honey and stir. You can add more or less to suit your taste.

Add Lemon

Add just enough lemon to give your tea a slight tang. You can use bottled lemon juice, but fresh lemon juice always tastes the best. You can float a slice of fresh lemon in the tea to make it attractive as well as tasty.

Add Liquor

Adding whiskey is the most traditional way to make a Hot Toddy, but some recipes call for brandy instead. Choose whichever liquor you prefer and pour in 1 to 2 shots according to how strong you want your Toddy to be.

Your Finished Toddy

Give your beverage a slight stir, and it's ready to drink. A Hot Toddy is a very relaxing drink, and it's especially good if you happen to have a cough or cold because the combination of honey and lemon is so soothing.

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How to Make a Hot Toddy