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This Hot Toddy Recipe Is Going To Be Your Go-To Holiday Cocktail

December 10, 2023

As winter unfurls its chilly embrace, there’s something inherently magical about the idea of a warm, comforting drink to accompany the season’s festivities. Picture yourself nestled in a cozy blanket, perhaps by a crackling fire, with the soft glow of holiday lights casting a warm ambiance. Now, add to this picturesque scene the delightful aroma of a hot toddy, and you’ve just stepped into the realm of holiday perfection. Whether you’re hosting a lively gathering or relishing a tranquil evening at home, this hot toddy recipe is poised to become your go-to holiday cocktail. Cozy up, take a sip, and let the soothing warmth of this hot toddy recipe elevate your holiday experience.

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  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ounce bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Cinnamon stick (for garnish)


  1. Begin by boiling water and steeping the black tea bag for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bag and stir in honey until fully dissolved.
  3. Incorporate the bourbon or whiskey into the tea, stirring gently.
    Squeeze the juice from the lemon wedge into the mixture, dropping the wedge into the mug.
  4. Garnish your with a cinnamon stick for an added touch of festive cheer.

Serves one, multiply ingredients as needed.

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