Hot Toddy

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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

What whiskey is best for a Hot Toddy?

Jameson Irish Whiskey’s smooth flavour pairs well with the ingredients in a hot toddy, creating a delightful and warming beverage. The rich notes of vanilla paired with its hints of sweet sherry found complements the sweetness of the tea sugar used in a Hot Toddy.

Is a Hot Toddy really good for a cold?

A Hot Toddy is your pal when it comes to tackling those pesky cold symptoms. Its warm embrace gently soothes a sore throat, while its steam works its magic on temporary nasal congestion. It’s the undercover superhero of the beverage world, fighting the cold one sip at a time.

Do Hot Toddies help a cough?

A hot toddy may help a cough by providing temporary relief through its warmth, hydration, and steam, making it a soothing symphony for the common cough. With its warm elixir swirling with flavours, it casts a subtle spell that calms the tickling throat and gently lulls the cough to sleep.

What’s a Hot Toddy made of?

A Hot Toddy typically consists of hot water, Jameson Irish Whiskey, lemon juice and spiced tea syrup.