Celebrate National Hot Toddy Day With These 7 Piping Hot Recipes

National Hot Toddy Day

National Hot Toddy Day (January 11) has finally arrived, which means it’s time to kick back and celebrate with one of our favorite winter warmers. The warm cocktail, which is known as a Hot Whiskey in Ireland, can trace its origins back to the 18th Century.

For those unaware, a Hot Toddy is traditionally drunk before retiring for the night, in wet or cold weather or to relieve the symptoms of the cold and flu, which basically means they’re healthy (and therefore definitely deserving of a national day). Traditionally, the drink is made with whisky, hot water, and honey, but over the years a number of sensational recipes have crafted.

To celebrate National Hot Toddy Day 2021, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite recipes that are made with everything from Whiskey to Gin to Tequila. Check them out below:

Singleton & Spice 

Tequila Partida National Hot Toddy Day

Created by Mixologist Eric Ribeiro


  • 1.5 oz The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old 
  • 4 oz hot water
  • 0.5 oz honey 
  • 0.25 oz lemon juice
  • Glassware: Mug 
  • Garnish: Lemon wheel spiked with 4 cloves, cinnamon stick
  • *Plus up recipe – add cinnamon & apple slice for a flavor twist 

Add all ingredients in a Mug glass and garnish.

Johnnie Walker Black Label Hot Toddy

Johnnie Walker Black Label National Hot Toddy Day


  • 1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Honey
  • 3 oz Hot Water

Add all ingredients in a Mug glass and garnish.

California Toddy

CalToddy - National Hot Toddy Day


  • 1 ½ oz Argonaut Fat Thumb
  • 8 oz hot water
  • 1 lapsang souchong (sub black tea of choice)
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange marmalade (adjust to your preference)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Orange slice for serving

Steep tea for 3-5 minutes. Stir in all ingredients with the cinnamon stick. Garnish with an orange and serve. You can change up the flavors by using different jams in place of the orange marmalade.

Sapporo Premium Hot Toddy Recipe

Sapporo Premium Hot Toddy


  • 1 ½  oz whiskey
  • 4 oz boiling Sapporo Premium
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 1 wedge of lemon, for garnish and for squeezing

Bring Sapporo Premium to a boil in a saucepan. Mix whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and hot beer in a libbey cup. Garnish with lemon side wedge. Enjoy!

Partida Hot Toddy

Tequila Partida National Hot Toddy Day


  • Partida Anejo 2oz
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 lemon wheel
  • Demerara Brown
  • Sugar 2 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice ¼ oz
  • Boiling water both for warming and serving

Add boiling water to the top of the mug to warm. Pierce lemon wheel with cloves. Empty mug then add boiling water halfway up glass. Stir in sugar to dissolve. Add Partida Anejo, lemon juice & lemon slice then stir well to combine flavors.

Shibui Earl Grey Toddy

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  • 5 oz Earl Grey tea
  • Dollop of honey – vary based on how sweet you would like
  • 1 oz Shibui Single Grain Whiskey 
  • 1/4 oz Applejack Brandy.
  • Garnish with a clove-studded half-lemon wheel

Make the tea. Stir in honey, applejack and add the whisky. Garnish with lemon and serve in a tea cup.

Empress Hot Toddy

Empress National Hot Toddy


  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 6 oz Chai Tea
  • 1 oz Honey
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon Stick & Lemon Wheel (to garnish)

Brew the chai tea of your choice. Add the gin, honey and lemon juice to a double walled or stemmed cocktail glass. Top with tea and garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon wheel.