When Temperatures Drop, You’ll Want To Have This Hot Toddy Recipe On Hand

The perfect cold-weather antidote.

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The hot toddy is a warm drink usually featuring a mix of liquor, honey, lemon, herbs, and spices. It’s perfect for dropping temps, so get prepared for impending winter weather with these soothing riffs on the classic, ahead.

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To make this Green-Eyed Toddy, gather 1 1/2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey, and 1/2 ounce each of lemon juice and honey syrup. Build in a hot toddy glass or mug and top with hot green tea. Garnish with a cinnamon stick to finish.Courtesy of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
The Montenegro Hot Toddy by Harry McNamara has 1 ounce each of Amaro Montenegro and Old Forester Bourbon, 1/4 ounce Laird's Apple Brandy, 1/2 ounce Lustau East India Solera Sherry, 1 dash Angostura Bitters, and 2 ounces water. Combine and heat to near boiling. In a mug, add 1/4 ounce cinnamon syrup and lemon juice; pour heated mixture into mug.Courtesy of Urban Cowboy Lodge
Make this hot Naughty Toddy by mixing 1 ounce Dos Hombres Mezcal, 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1/4 ounce honey, 1 ounce whiskey, and 2 ounces natural apple juice. Pour into a teapot or a pot on a stove and heat. Using caution, pour into a coffee cup. Garnish with a lemon wheel. Courtesy of Dos Hombres
For the Templeton Maple Toddy, add hot water, 1/2 ounce maple syrup, 2 ounces Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish, and 3/4 ounce lemon juice to a mug, stirring until combined. Serve warm, garnished with cinnamon bark.Courtesy of Templeton Rye
The Cody Tody from Laws Whiskey House requires 3 ounces Laws San Luis Valley Rye, 1 ounce each of lemon juice and honey syrup, and a ginger tea bag and Earl Grey tea bag. Heat 16 ounces of water to boil. Brew tea bags for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and add honey; stir to dissolve. Add lemon juice and whiskey.Courtesy of Laws Whiskey House
This Hot Toddy recipe says to add 2 ounces Tom Cat Gin, 1/2 ounce each of fresh lemon juice and raw honey, and 3 cloves to a mug. Top with boiling water and stir until the honey has fully dissolved. Garnish with a clove-studded orange wheel.Courtesy of Barr Hill
The Blackened Hot Toddy by Karl Steuck (@spiritandspoon) is made by adding 1/2 ounce cinnamon honey syrup to a mug while hot. Add 1 1/2 ounces Blackened American Whiskey, 1/2 ounce each of Ancho Reyes and charred lemon juice, and 4 ounces hot water and top with a smoked cinnamon stick.Courtesy of Blackened American Whiskey
Create the Hot Voddy by heating together 25 milliliters each of Absolut Elyx and Lillet Rouge; 15 milliliters each of maple syrup and lemon juice, and 75 milliliters of pressed apple juice. Pour into a mule mug, zest orange peel over the drink, and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve.Courtesy of Absolut Elyx

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