Whiskey Wednesday: The Hot Toddy

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, holiday work parties, and – for those still enjoying the last of their youth – college finals, it is inevitable that all the craziness of December will catch up with you sooner or later. Whether it comes in the form of a nasty cold, sleep deprivation, or just a self-induced pity party, we’ve got the cure for you this cold December night – the Hot Toddy.


Known around the world as either the hot tottie, hot totty, or hot whiskey, the Hot Toddy’s combination of bourbon, honey, lemon juice, and hot water will have you feeling like it’s the 1st of December all over again! In fact, in her book How to Drink, Victoria Moore describes the Hot Toddy as “the Vitamin C for health, the honey to soothe, and the alcohol to numb.” Sounds like the perfect remedy for those mid-December blues huh? Well lucky for you, the Hot Toddy is easy to make and even easier to get down. So take a break for everything and  kick your feet up tonight with a Hot Toddy in front of the fire – you’ll thank us tomorrow.


1 oz. Lost Republic bourbon

1 tablespoon mild honey

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

¼ cup hot water

Pour the bourbon, honey, and lemon juice into a mug and top it off with some steaming hot water and stir until the honey is dissolved completely. Cheers Pioneers!