Long winter nights demand a steaming hot drink (and a hot water bottle). A hot toddy pretty much transforms a tea into a hot wintery cocktail. This Lemon Hot Toddy can be made with or without alcohol. You can choose the traditional route and spike it with some whiskey or leave it as a spicy tea that’ll soothe the winter blues.


Lemon Honey Hot Toddy

Gluten Free | Refined Sugar Free | Dairy Free A soothing hot drink perfect for a cold winters night. This Lemon Honey Hot Toddy can be made with or without alcohol.
Course: Beverages
Dietary: Refined Sugar Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tea bags we used black tea
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger sliced
  • honey to taste
  • 2 shots whiskey optional


  • Combine water, cinnamon stick, ginger and tea bags in a small pot and bring to boil.
  • When it has come to a boil, remove from heat and let seep for about 1 minute.
  • Add lemon juice to the mixture
  • Strain liquid into two glasses and add honey to taste and whiskey if so desired.
  • Enjoy hot
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