Hot Toddy

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Hot Toddy

Giving hot drinks a good name with flavour and complexity and very easy to make. This is the king of hot toddys.

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 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’.