Cocktail Hour: The Hot Toddy.

easy hot toddy recipe - the stripe

Mmm… the Hot Toddy! I love a good warm cocktail this time of year and the Hot Toddy is always a favorite. I’d never tried making them at home until more recently and was kind of shocked by how easy it is. It’s really just combining your ingredients and then pouring boiling water over them. Easy peasy, and the perfect treat on a cold day!

easy hot toddy recipe - the stripe

You’ll Need…

  • 1 Oz. Rum
  • 1 Oz. Cognac
  • 1 Oz. Ginger Simple Syrup (not pictured, sorry! Learn how to make it here)
  • One Lemon
  • Bitters (5 Dashes)
  • Hand Held Juicer (I use mine a shocking amount!)

easy hot toddy recipe - the stripe

Combine Rum, Bitters, Syrup, and Cognac in a glass mug. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon.

Pour 4 oz. boiling water over the alcohol mixture, and garnish with a cinnamon stick + lemon wheel. Done.

easy hot toddy recipe - the stripe

easy hot toddy recipe - the stripe

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  1. Helen says 2.17.16

    A hot toddy sounds pretty delicious right about now. I never quite realized how easy they are to make. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out in the near future. Plus, I hear that hot toddies make a great remedy for a sore throat, so even more reason to try one.


  2. Christina says 2.18.16

    Looks beyond delicious!! I wish I could have one right now!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  3. Liz says 2.23.16

    I really wish I could find love for warm cocktails. I’m sticking to wine for cold nights 😉

  4. Thomas Xavier says 3.29.17

    I love a hot toddy in winter, whenever I feel a cold coming on its the first thing I do. Right before bed and I reckon (it could just be a placebo) that it solves the issue by morning.

    I use whiskey instead of brandy/cognac though!

    • grace at the stripe says 3.29.17

      Me too! I feel like they really do cure all. Love the idea of using whiskey instead.