Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, Rye Whiskey, Scotch, Whiskey

Type: Classics, Hot

Served: Hot/Warm

Preparation: Cooked/Heated

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Sour, Spirit-forward, Sweet

About the Hot Toddy Cocktail

You can use any kind of whiskey you like in the warm and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.

Ingredients in the Hot Toddy Cocktail

  • Boiling water
  • 4 to 6 Cloves
  • 1 Lemon twist
  • 2 tsp Demerara sugar or brown sugar
  • .25 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Bourbon, rye whiskey, Irish whiskey or Scotch

Glass: Mug

How to make the Hot Toddy Cocktail

Fill a mug with boiling water and let stand for a minute or two to warm. Meanwhile, stick the cloves into the lemon twist and set aside. Empty the mug and fill about halfway with fresh boiling water. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the prepared lemon twist and stir. Add the lemon juice and whiskey, and stir again.

Watch top bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout show you how to make a Hot Toddy.

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