This Irish whiskey - aka the hot toddy! - recipe is the perfect warmer-upper.
A hot whiskey is the best traditional 'cure-all' for those seasonal sniffles but it’s also a delicious digestif or a nightcap (drink before bed).
Irish whiskey hot toddy recipe
- A good Irish whiskey (Jameson or Powers is the best Irish whiskey for a hot toddy recipe!)
- A heat-proof glass
- 7/8 cloves
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Slice of lemon
Prep time: 5 minutes
Fill a kettle to boil hot water.
To pre-heat your glass, place a metal spoon in the glass and pour some hot water in. The spoon will prevent the glass from breaking! Once the glass is warmed, dump out the water.
Cut a slice of lemon, remove the pips, and stick some cloves into the fruit.
Put a teaspoon of sugar into the glass followed by a shot of Irish whiskey. Give the whiskey and sugar mixture a bit of a stir and try to dissolve the lumps.
Add boiling water and then stir.
Add the lemon and additional cloves (if desired) to the mix.
Wrap a wee' napkin around the glass, so you don’t scald yourself.
* Originally published in 2016, updated in 2021.