Hot toddy recipe

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10 min

A hot toddy is the perfect winter warmer and makes a great cocktail choice for dinner parties or Burn's Night celebrations.

A hot toddy a day keeps the doctor away... perhaps not but this boozy cocktail is a real winter warmer and is sure to put everyone in good spirits if you're hosting a Burn's Night feast! A hot toddy is a classic winter cocktail as it's served warm and combines whisky, apple juice and cinnamon. Our hot toddy recipe makes one cocktail but you could easily make up a big batch so that your guests can re-fill their glasses at their own pace and you can focus on the food (or having fun!) If you like mulled wine and hot buttered rum, a hot toddy is sure to become a new favourite go-to cocktail and once you've mastered the recipe, all your friends and family will be asking for tips...


  • 50ml whisky
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 1 pod of green cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • 2 wedges of lemon, juiced
  • 1 wedge of orange, juiced
  • 37.5ml pressed apple juice
  • Boiling water


  • Add 1 pod of green cardamom, a pinch of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar to a heat proof glass and gently press the cardamom.

  • Half fill the glass with boiling water then pour in the apple juice and Teacher’s whisky.

  • Squeeze in 2 wedges of lemon and a wedge of orange, gently stir until the sugar has dissolved and then top up with boiling water.

  • If preferred, strain off into a fresh glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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