A Hot Toddy cocktail is one of those things in life that truly (like truly truly) soothes. As a nightcap, it gives you that same warm and cozy vibe you get when easing into the perfect hot bubble bath after a long day – absolute bliss; the kind that makes your heart smile.
The history of Hot Toddy cocktail
The first Hot Toddy ingredients are believed to have been mixed together way back in the mid-1800s and the recipe was very basic, containing a spirit of sorts, sugar and hot water. If you were lucky and you had some, you could add spice or lemon peel.
The ‘spirits of sorts’ can either be Irish whiskey, scotch, brandy, rum or cognac. It’s a bit of a pick-and-mix cocktail that you can customize with your favorite alcohol and flavorings. There really are no rules other than that a Hot Toddy cocktail should be served as the name suggests—while it’s hot.
Best Hot Toddy recipe
The ideal drink to slowly sip on a cold evening to get that fireplace feeling, our Hot Toddy mug of goodness is best enjoyed while snuggled up on the couch on a wintery night.