National Hot Toddy Day is January 11th

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Hot Toddy

As if you didn’t need another excuse to drink, January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day and man is there a cold front sweeping the states. I usually laugh at the Floridians here who break out the thick heavy coats for 50-60 degree weather but It’s not just Florida cold here, it’s cold cold. We hit 36 this morning and while that probably feels like beach weather to folks up north feeling the single digits, that’s cold enough for us to warrant extreme measures to keep warm. Kick back this Sunday, enjoy the NFL Playoffs, and keep warm with these 5 awesome Hot Toddy recipes:

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey Hot Toddy

  • 2 parts 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey
  • 1 part Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 part Lemon Juice
  • 1 part Agave Nectar
  • A dash of aromatic bitters
Combine ingredients in a mug. Top off with hot water, stir, and garnish by floating a lemon wheel stabbed with dry cloves. Alternative garnish: cinnamon stick.

Knob Creek Hot Toddy 

  • 1 1/2 parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
  • Orange Slice
  • Lemon Wedge
  • 3 – 5 whole cloves
  • Hot water
  • Dollop of honey

 In a pre-warmed coffee mug, muddle cloves, orange and lemon. Add Knob Creek and top with hot water. Add honey as desired. Stir with a cinnamon stick.

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Hot Toddy (Pictured Top of Post)

  • 1 shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (or more if you’re feeling feisty)
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Pour the shot of Fireball, quarter cup of boiling water, tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice into a mug. Stir until the honey is melted and then top with a lemon slice or cinnamon sticks.

Crown Royal Maple Hot Toddy

  • Crown Royal® Maple Finished™ – 1.5 oz.
  • Lemon Juice – 0.25 oz.
  • Honey Syrup – 0.5 oz.
  • Hot Water – to taste
  • Dry shake all ingredients, except hot water and pour into a coffee mug. Top with hot water. Garnish with a lemon twist spiked with cloves and a cinnamon stick.

Jack Daniels Hot Tennessee Toddy

  • 1 part Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
  • Spoonful of honey
  • Cinnamon stick
  • A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Boiling water

Pour Jack Daniel’s into a heavy mug. Add a spoonful of honey, cinnamon stick and lemon juice. Top with boiling water and stir.



Recipes courtesy of the brands. 




Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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