Hot Toddy Recipe

Hot Toddy for Burns Night

This is per person, to be made/served in a heatproof glass or small mug. All quantities can be adjusted according to taste – you may need to try this more than once before you decide…


1 teaspoon of MILD honey

1 slice of lemon, plus up to a teaspoon of lemon juice (optional – add juice according to taste…)

1-2 cloves (+ optional 1/2 cinnamon stick, if using only one clove per person)

1 measure of whisky (your brand of choice)

Freshly boiled water (quantity according to taste)

NB Brown sugar can be substituted for honey for those who are vegan


1. Place a teaspoon of honey in your glass or mug (more or less, according to taste)

2. Add 1-2 cloves, a slice of lemon (and the 1/2 cinnamon stick, if using)

3. Pour in the whisky

4. Pour in the hot water (the same quantity as the whisky, more/less, according to how you like it – taste it before adding more water, if you’re not sure)

5. Add up to 1tsp lemon juice (if you want)

Slàinte mhath!

Last Updated on 15th January 2021 by Mick Hudspeth