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Bourbon hot toddy

Classic Hot Toddy

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The hot toddy is a classic warming winter drink for cold weather! It’s quick and easy, made with bourbon, lemon and hot water.


  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 cup steaming hot water
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 3 cloves
  • Star anise (optional)
  • Cinnamon stick


  1. In the serving glass, stir together the maple syrup and bourbon. Pour in the hot water. Garnish with a lemon wedge, squeezing in the juice, and the cloves, star anise (optional) and cinnamon stick.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Cocktail

Keywords: Bourbon Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy Recipe, Hot Toddy