Typically made with honey, lemon, hot water, and spirit of choice (like whiskey, brandy, or rum), the Hot Toddy is a wintertime staple and so easy-to-make.
Mix one of these variations and keep warm
Spiced Pear Scotch Toddy
- 4 oz Buchanan’s Special Reserve
- 2 cups spiced pear juice*
- 2 oz honey
- 2 oz lemon juice
Preparation: *Spiced pear juice: 2.5 cups store bought pear juice; 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 whole allspice seeds, 6 whole cloves. Combine in a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower temp and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Divide ingredients into four mugs as follows for 1 serving:
- 1 oz Buchanan’s Special Reserve
- 1/2 oz honey
- 1/2 lemon juice
- Top with ¼ cup spiced pear mixture (strained into mug)
Preparation: Garnish with a slice of pear, lemon peel and anise seed pod
The Singleton Hot Toddy
- 1 1/2 oz Singleton 12 Year Old
- 4 oz Water
- 1 Tea Bag
- 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Honey
Preparation: Boil water and add tea bag. Let tea steep for two minutes. Remove tea bag and add Singleton, lemon juice and honey. Stir with a spoon and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Old Fashioned Tea
Created By: Mixologist Eric Ribeiro
- 1 1/4 oz Talisker 10 Year Old
- 1/4 oz Earl Grey Tea Syrup*
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 dash Orange Bitters
Preparation: Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 2 Earl Grey tea bags in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes. Combine Talisker 10 Year Old, Earl Grey Tea syrup, Angostura bitters and orange bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain contents into a Rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Whisky Hot Toddy
- 3 ½ oz Water
- 1 ½ oz Johnnie Walker Black Label
- ¾ oz Lemon Juice
- 0.7 oz Honey
Preparation: Heat up 3.5 oz of water until hot. Add to a brandy glass with 1.5 oz of Johnnie Walker Black Label, 0.75 oz of lemon juice and 0.75 oz of honey. Lightly mix everything together. Garnish with a sprig of toasted rosemary.
Seedlip Spiced Toddy
- 1 ½ oz Seedlip Spice 94
- ½ oz Lemon Juice
- ½ oz Manuka Honey
- Top with Hot Water
Preparation: Combine 1.5 oz of Seedlip Spice 94 with 0.5 oz of lemon juice and Manuka honey. Lightly mix everything together in a glass mug and top with hot water.
Tequila Don Julio Spiced Iced Toddy
- 1 ½ oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
- ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ oz. Blood Orange Juice
- ½ oz. Toddy Spiced Simple Syrup
Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lemon juice, blood orange juice and toddy spiced simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a couple rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange wheel and cloves.