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Hot toddy

Warm up on a cold winter day (or wet spring/fall day!) with a classic hot toddy. This warming cocktail, typically sipped on at night before going to sleep, is made with just a few simple ingredients and can be put together in no time. 

Feeling under the weather? A hot toddy can be a soothing concoction that helps to relive symptoms of cold and flu.

Whisky is a key player in creating the extra layer of warmth in this drink. Did you know most Canadian whisky contains grain corn as a main ingredient? Some whisky blends even include a mix of rye grain, barley or wheat grains!

This is a recipe for adults 19+, please enjoy responsibly.

Yield: 1 serving

Prep time: 10 mintes


  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1.5 ounces whisky
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 round lemon slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


Add a tea bag to the mix for a unique twist! Some suggestions include lemon tea, cinnamon tea, spiced tea, apple tea, ginger tea, or black tea.


  1. Pour boiling water, whisky, honey, and lemon juice into a mug. Stir until honey has dissolved.
  2. Add lemon slice, cloves, a cinnamon stick, and tea bag (if using). Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove cloves, stir mixture, and serve.