hot toddy


I first heard about hot toddies on The Golden Girls. Needless to say, it didn’t really pique my interest…maybe it was the combination of Amaretto and Sambuca:

Dorothy:  “Ma, another hot toddy? I think I’ve had enough!”
Sophia:  “Shut up and drink.”
Dorothy:  “This is the fourth one! Ma, that’s an awful lot of whiskey!”
Sophia:  “I only put whiskey in the first one, then we ran out. The second and third were vodka.”
Dorothy:  “No wonder my head is spinning!”
Sophia:  “This one’s part Amaretto, part Sambuca. That should kill everything. It killed your father.”

It wasn’t until years later that I actually had my first hot toddy. They are the perfect hot drink to give you a little pick me up when you are feeling slightly under the weather, or to warm up on a cold winter’s night. I prefer mine without tea, but a nice english breakfast tea would be nice if you don’t mind the caffeine.


Hot Toddy

makes 1


  • 1.5 oz whiskey
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • dash cinnamon
  • hot water or hot tea
  • twist of lemon


  1. Combine lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon in a small mug.
  2. Add hot water/tea and stir to combine.
  3. Top with a twist of lemon.
  4. Enjoy!

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