Whiskey Toddy

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Servings: 1-2
  • About This Recipe

    “In addition to haggis, tartan and bagpipes Scotland is also synonymous with mists, drizzle, cold, and damp. It is inevitable that at the end of a dreech winter’s day we should require a little something to warm the soul (even if we do have central heating and double glazing) and what better way than with a whiskey toddy. A toddy is also excellent way to treat the common cold – it won’t cure you but after a couple of toddies you won’t care either!”


  • 1 1/2 fluid ouncesScotch whisky
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounceshot water
  • 1teaspoon heather honey or 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1dashlemon juice
  • Directions

  • Dissolve a teaspoon of honey/sugar in a glass of boiling water.
  • Add a glass of whiskey and a little lemon juice, stir.
  • Serve while still hot.
  • Reviews

  • “Any excuse for a hot toddy for me, and this is superb.Glad winter is on its way! =)”

  • “Helps a nasty sinus infection (at least for now), too…..sure beats hanging over a pot of salted water……!! Thanks much!”

  • “I loved the honey with the Scotch and lemon. I used American wildflower honey, and it was good. I felt like the drink wasn’t quite hot enough, even when made with boiling water. I might experiment with the proportions. It did soothe my nasty cough quite well.”

  • “Mmmm, it warms the gullet as it goes down, and then the tummy. This will take the chill off a cold night! I agree, it’s very comforting. I will keep this recipe ready for next winter. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Warm and comforting! Great cold buster! Used 1 TBsp of honey to make it sweeter. “