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Rum Hot Toddy

Rum 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 with rum is the best warming drink! Use white, aged, or dark rum for this easy recipe that’s been around for centuries.


  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) rum of any type
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) pure maple syrup or honey
  • ½ cup steaming hot water
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. In the serving glass, stir together the rum and maple syrup (or honey).
  2. Pour in the hot water. Garnish with a lemon wedge, squeezing in the juice, and the cinnamon stick.
  3. Variation for 8 servings: Warm 4 cups water, 1 ½ cups rum, and 4 tablespoons maple syrup on the stovetop until hot but not boiling. Garnish with lemon and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan