How To Make An Excellent Hot Toddy

Let’s be honest: When it’s chilly outside, you can put on a sweater or four, crank the heat, and put on some wool socks in order to feel a little cozier. But nothing is going to be quite as effective at warming you up—body and soul—as a hot toddy. The classic hot cocktail never fails to deliver the perfect mix of comfort and deliciousness, and while the possibilities to riff are virtually endless, the OG recipe is pretty tough to beat. 


  • 1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • Option lemon wedge, cinnamon stick, star anise for garnishes

How to make a hot toddy:

Combine first four ingredients and give a stir. Finish with garnishes if you’d like. So easy. 

Pro tip: Start with a warm mug to keep your toddy hotter for longer.

Is it true that hot toddies are good for a sore throat?

Doctors we are not. But hey, there’s honey in a hot toddy. And lemon. And hot water. All those things allegedly may help. Bourbon? Well, it’s good for the soul. We do know that much. 

What’s the best alcohol for a hot toddy?

As made evident by the recipe above, we love ourselves a Bulleit Bourbon hot toddy. But you can make it with a dark rum, brandy, or whiskey of your choice. 

Can I get hot toddy delivery near me?

You bet! Or rather, we can deliver all the ingredients you need, and then you can be the armchair bartender. Pop the ingredients into your cart and Saucey can deliver alcohol to you locally ASAP.

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