How to Make a Hot Toddy

You don’t have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

You don't have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

Welp, it’s January and it’s entirely gloom and doom outside.

Am I surprised? No. Over it? Yes.

Like all Portlanders, I suffer through the months of overcast skies because spring, summer, and fall are totally worth it here.

You don't have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

I can’t wait for spring to be here – this year I’m going to try my hand at gardening! I’ve been composting for a few weeks so we’ll see how that turns out. Anyone have some good composting tips for me?

In the mean time, I really need to work hard at creating more… used lemons… so I should probably go make myself a Hot Toddy.

You don't have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

You should probably make one, too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Freshly boiled water
  • Honey
  • Bourbon or rum
  • Lemons
  • Whole Cloves
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Nutmeg

You don't have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

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Enjoy this warm soothing drink.

Here’s the Recipe!

You don't have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

Hot Toddy

You don't have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 lemons, divided
  • 18 whole cloves
  • 6 teaspoons honey
  • 6 ounces quality rum
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Fill the KitchenAid® Electric Kettle with 1 1/2 cups fresh water. Place the kettle on the stand and flip the toggle switch to the ON position.
  2. Cut three of the lemons in half and cut the fourth into slices. Halve three of the slices to make six half-circles. Stud each half slice with three whole cloves.
  3. Set out six heat-safe glasses. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into each of the glasses, then top the lemon juice with one teaspoon of honey and an ounce of
    rum.
  4. Once the Electric Kettle has finished boiling and the toggle switch returns to the OFF position, pour 1/4 cup of freshly boiled water into each glass. Stir until the honey has dissolved.
  5. Garnish each glass with a clove-studded lemon slice and a cinnamon stick. Grate fresh nutmeg over the top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108|Total Fat: 0g|Saturated Fat: 0g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 0g|Cholesterol: 0mg|Sodium: 6mg|Carbohydrates: 13g|Fiber: 3g|Sugar: 7g|Protein: 1g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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You don't have to be under-the-weather to enjoy a hot toddy! A mug full of this steamy cocktail is only 5 minutes away.

January 22, 2016 | Last Updated on April 21, 2021 by Linda

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