How I Make A Brandy Hot Toddy

This is how I make a hot toddy.  It's easy and oh so very, very good to drink on those cold wintry days.  

It's been said that it's even good for sweating out a cold.  I tried it once to get rid of a very nasty cold and I can vouch that it did work.  Just remember to stay in bed and under the blankets.  


This recipe is for one hot toddy with lemon, honey and brandy or whiskey.


  • 6 ounces of boiling water

  • 1/2 fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons of honey (I like lots of honey, so I tend to add a bit more.)

  • 1-1/2 ounces of brandy or whiskey

  • Lemon wedge (optional)


Squeeze fresh lemon juice and pour it into a mug or glass.  (If using a glass, be sure to wrap it with pot holders or double thick large cotton napkins.)  Add boiling water. Drizzle in honey and then stir in the brandy or whiskey.  

Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired