by Patsyfox on October 21, 2022


This week’s Fri-yay cocktail comes to you courtesy of laryngitis, so the Sidecar was bumped to next week and enter the Hot Toddy – a cocktail I love drinking as much for its name as its taste – so saucy! Not just saucy but my favourite type of saucy – simple & saucyCos I like my cocktails simple, like my men.

This one’s going to take you: 5 mins-ish

It’s going to make you: 1 drink

You’ll need to have:

  • 3 tbsp brandy (or whisky or bourbon if you prefer)
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 1 slice and 1 generous squeeze of lemon (appx 2tsp)
  • ½ cup hot water

You’ll need to do:

  1. Heat the water
  2. While the water is heating, put brandy, honey, and lemon juice in your choice of glass/mug.
  3. Pour in the hot water and stir to dissolve honey
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick (in the glass)
  5. Serve hot, cos no-one likes a cold Toddy.