{recipe} Hot Toddy

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How To Make A Hot Toddy

It’s that time of the year…. everyone’s sick! *groan* We’ve been talking about the benefits of hot toddies over on Facebook and someone wanted to know what it was.

A hot toddy (or hot totty) is a warm cocktail. People seem to love them on cold nights, to drink them before bedtime, or use them to fight colds. A variety of liquors can be used, with brandy, whiskey and rum being the most popular.

Personally, I can’t stand the thought of drinking one, but a lot of people swear by them for colds, so I did some research and came up with a hot toddy recipe for my minions.

Why these ingredients for this hot toddy recipe? The hot tea and lemon help your congestion while the cloves and honey soothe a sore throat. Nutmeg and cinnamon help fight the coughing. Cinnamon is also a known antibacterial and has anti-inflammatory properties. The liquor helps you to rest a little better. Sip your hot toddy very slowly to allow it to soothe your sore throat, clear your nose and relax your aching muscles.

If you have a sick child that you’d like to make one for, simply leave out the liquor when you prepare this hot toddy recipe.

Remember, I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on tv. ;)


Hot Toddy Recipe

Recipe For A Hot Toddy

  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brandy, rum, or whiskey
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 tea bag
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  1. Coat the bottom of a large mug with honey.
  2. Add the liquor, lemon juice, cloves, and cinnamon stick.
  3. Add the tea bag to boiling water to make hot tea.
  4. Fill the mug with steaming tea. Stir.
  5. Let the flavors mingle by letting the mixture stand for 5 minutes. If the hot toddy cools off too much during this time, you may wish to reheat it a bit in the microwave.
  6. Sprinkle with the nutmeg before serving.

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  1. Useful info. Lucky me I discovered your web site by accident, and I am surprised why this coincidence didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  2. fixing to go get all I need to make it…thanks very much for recipe.

    • You’re welcome! Hope you enjoyed it! Also hope you didn’t need it because you were sick! :)

  3. Dani

    Just tried it. Tastes good :)

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