Classic hot toddy

Classic hot toddy
  • Serves icon Serves 1
  • Time icon Ready in 5 mins

Nothing can warm you and lift your spirits in the depths of winter like a hot toddy. The warm whisky cocktail is so soothing, some use it for medicinal purposes; it’s a great decongestant.

Want to take the warming flavours of this recipe one step further? Our spiced hot toddy cake is a must-make boozy cake.


  • 30ml Irish whiskey (try Bushmills or Jameson)
  • 2-3 cloves
  • Slices of lemon (optional)
  • 1 large tsp demerara sugar


  1. Pour the whiskey into a thick glass tumbler, add the cloves and stir. Top up with very hot – but not boiling – water, to taste.
  2. Add a lemon slice, or two, then stir in the sugar. Drink while very warm, inhaling the steam.

Recipe By

Susy Atkins


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