Hot Toddy

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Jameson Hot Toddy Recipe

Experience the unrivalled reign of the Hot Toddy recipe, the ultimate cold remedy — a comforting, spiced drink with a citrus-infused winter warmth that tantalises the senses and delivers unparalleled flavour, all while being very easy to prepare. 

So if you’re feeling the cold, this is one of our favourite classic whiskey cocktails to warm you up! 

What do you need


  • 50 ml Jameson Original
  • 20 ml Spiced Tea Syrup
  • ml Boiling Water
  • 1 Wedge Lemon
  • 1⅔ Parts Jameson Original
  • ⅔ Parts Spiced Tea Syrup
  • Part Boiling Water
  • 1 Wedge Lemon

How to make

  1. Pour into a heated glass or mug before squeezing the lemon into the drink.

  2. Add 50ml Jameson Original, 20ml spiced tea syrup and 80ml piping hot water to a stainless steel jug.

  3. Steam under a wand until boiling point is reached. If you don’t have a wand, steaming hot water works here.

  4. Drop the lemon wedge into the Irish coffee glass and serve.

  5. To make a Spiced Tea Syrup: Add 1 x Kg Caster sugar, 600ml water, 5 Irish tea bags, 5 x cloves, 3 x cinnamon sticks, 3 x star Anais, 2 x cracked nutmeg, tsp of all spice to a saucepan and bring to a simmer for at least 20 mins; Leave the contents to sit covered overnight before straining through a fine strainer; Keep all spices in a piece of cheese cloth or a coffee filter while making the syrup. This pouch of spice can be dried out and re-used for up to another 2 batches.

About this Cocktail

Discover the secret to making the best Hot Toddy. Combining two of Ireland’s national produce can only end well. Spiced tea gives the old household favourite an edge, warming hearts and souls quicker than you can say ‘put the kettle on’.

Hot Toddy FAQs

How much whiskey is in a Hot Toddy?

The perfect measure of Jameson Irish Whiskey in a Hot Toddy is 50ml.

What whiskey is best for a Hot Toddy?

The Jameson Hot Toddy is a classic for a reason, Jameson Irish Whiskey’s smooth flavour pairs well with the ingredients in a Hot Toddy, creating a warming and soothing drink. The rich notes of vanilla paired with its hints of sweet sherry complement the sweetness of the tea syrup used in a Hot Toddy, which you can see in this recipe here 

How to Make a Hot Toddy for a Cold?

While this Jameson Hot Toddy recipe should really help you dull the aches from a cold, we’d recommend adding a bit of honey to the mix or swapping it in for the Spiced Tea Syrup you see in our recipe to sweeten up the drink and offer something a bit more comforting.   

Hot Toddy for a Cough ?

Whether it’s a cold or a cough, we think that a drop of honey should do the trick here. While our recommended Jameson Hot Toddy recipe should help soothe a cough, swapping out the Spiced Tea Syrup for some honey will not only sweeten up the drink but also offer something a bit more comforting.   

Where can I get Hot Toddy Glasses?

Now that’s a great question, because we do believe that the glass can sometimes make the drink. That’s why we designed our very own Hot Toddy glasses that you can purchase right here