Hot Toddy

Februari 14, 2019
Hot toddy, a cocktail made of bourbon, water, lemon juice and a sweetener of your choice. The perfect hot drink to warm you up on cold days.

I’ve been wanting to share a hot toddy recipe on the blog for a while, so this is my vegan version of this delicious hot beverage.

I have a hot drink every single day during the cold months, especially in winter, and although I don’t drink alcohol on a daily basis, I do sometimes (only once in a while).

Most of my recipes are healthy, and don’t worry, I’m not going to change this mindset, but it’s fun to do something different sometimes, and you guys have loved other alcoholic beverages I’ve posted.

hot toddy ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this hot toddy recipe:

    Bourbon – Any other type of whisky will do, or even rum or brandy. If you want to make this drink alcohol-free, you could use 1 cup of brewed tea (any kind) instead of the bourbon and the boiling water.
    Lemon juice – I prefer to make my own lemon juice, but store-bought is also okay.
    Maple syrup – This recipe is usually made with honey, but I use maple syrup because I’m a vegan. Any other sweetener will do, though.
    Boiling water – Brewed tea is also a good choice. Any kind is okay.
    Cinnamon stick – This ingredient is optional, but it will make your hot toddy taste better.
    Lemon slice – Same as with the cinnamon stick.

how to make hot toddy

    You just need to mix the bourbon, lemon juice and maple syrup (or any other sweetener) in a cup until well combined.
    Then add the boiling water and stir again.
    Finally, serve immediately with the cinnamon stick and the slice of lemon.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cup approx
Category: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan, American


    3-4 tbsp bourbon (45-60 ml)
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tbsp maple syrup
    3/4 cup boiling water (200 ml)
    1 cinnamon stick (optional)
    1 lemon slice (optional)


    Add the bourbon, lemon juice and maple syrup to a cup or jar, and stir until well combined.
    Add the boiling water and stir again.
    Serve immediately with a cinnamon stick and a lemon slice or just by itself.


    Nutritional info has been calculated by using 3 tbsp of bourbon.


    Serving Size: 1 cup approx
    Calories: 162
    Sugar: 12.6 g
    Sodium: 9 mg
    Fat: 0.1 g
    Carbohydrates: 15.4 g
    Fiber: 0.1 g
    Protein: 0.1 g

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