The Hot Toddy is a classic cocktail that’s commonly made with whisky. And while we love whisky served in every form, we can’t help but reach for this cocktail during the winter months. Give this classic a try with a few of our favorite whiskies of the moment, and let us know which version is your favorite!
50 ml Whisky (*our favorites below)
1 tbsp Honey
15 ml Lemon Juice
1 Cup Boiling Water
Lemon Wedge, Cinnamon Stick, and Star anise (for garnish)
METHOD: Combine the first four ingredients into the bottom of a warmed mug. If desired, garnish with the lemon, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Drink while hot!
OUR WHISKY PICKS
- Hibiki 12: A good Hot Toddy needs sweetness and spice, which is exactly what Hibiki 12 Year provides. Partially aged in umeshu casks, this whisky is ideal for a Hot Toddy due to its complimentary notes of cinnamon, clove, and orange.
- Sunday’s 7 Year Single Cask: The Sunday’s Single Cask has a high alcohol by volume and makes for a rich, round, and warm cocktail. With notes of honey and french toast, it makes for an indulgent Hot Toddy.
- Nikka Coffey Grain: With notes of biscuit and sweet corn (it’s distilled from 99% corn), this light whisky will provide an ideal foundation for a Hot Toddy, allowing all of the other delicious ingredients to stand out.