Hot Toddy Recipe With Infused Whiskey

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by Everything Pretty
1 cup
15 min

Learn how to make a hot toddy with peppermint, lemon, and honey infused whiskey. This is an old fashioned drink recipe that's often used to relieve the symptoms of cough and cold.

I like this recipe because I can make the infusion and then use it to make a hot toddy. When I'm sick, I don't want to be messing with a lot of ingredients. I want something simple to make. This does have whiskey in it, so it's for 21+. Be responsible and do not drive even with a small dose.

I used honey, lemon slices, and peppermint candies. The candies are shelf stable, so I don't have to worry about it spoiling. You should remove the lemon slices after 48 hours. Then this whiskey mixture is shelf stable and ready for when you want to make a hot toddy.

You can take a tablespoon of the mixture alone or use it to make a hot toddy. I have a recipe without peppermint in my how to make homemade cough syrup post.

Hot Toddy Recipe With Infused Whiskey
Recipe details
  • 1  cup
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1/2 cup brown whiskey
  • 1/4 cup raw honey, local is best
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 10-12 peppermint balls
  • 1 cup hot water or tea

Place 3-4 peppermint balls in the jar.
Add lemon slices on top of the peppermint balls.
Add about half of the honey.
Repeat with another layer.
Add whiskey to fill the jar.
Put the lid on the jar and shake gently.
Let the homemade cough syrup with whiskey and peppermint sit overnight, shaking every few hours.
To make a hot toddy, heat one cup of water or tea. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the peppermint mixture and stir well.
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