A honey bourbon hot toddy is more than just a warm drink to take the chill off. There’s a reason it’s made the way it is. If you’ve ever been sick and Mom told you tea with lemon and/ or honey you know it’s because it’s soothing and has vitamin C. Turns out a hot toddy is a grown up version. I say grown up because there is alcohol involved.
Turns out bourbon is a decongestant. Everything I found researching a hot toddy said use whiskey. If you’re wondering the difference I explain it in my maple bourbon sour post. This drink looks like it’s made with tea but it’s not. Just four ingredients make up this beverage.
As I’ve said in many of my other adult beverage recipes use the best ingredients you can afford but use what you like. I like bourbon over whiskey but if you prefer whiskey, feel free to substitute it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this six week warm up drink series. Don’t forget to check out the other drinks this week.
Honey Bourbon Hot Toddy
Warm up with a honey bourbon hot toddy.
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 16 ounces water
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 2 strips lemon peel
- In a small sauce pan bring water to a boil.
- In a 4 cup measuring cup add honey. Once water is boiling add water to honey and stir to dissolve. Once honey is dissolved, add bourbon and stir.
- Divide between two 8 ounce mugs and garnish with a lemon peel stripe.
It's OK to substitute whiskey for the bourbon.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information automatically calculated. Recipe author has not checked the calculations.
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Sunday 15th of January 2023
What do you mean, "Bourbon or whiskey?" Bourbon is whiskey.
Monday 16th of January 2023
Yes, all bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. While the terms bourbon and whiskey are often used interchangeably, there is a difference. For a whiskey to be considered a bourbon the mixutre of grains from which it is distilled must be 51% corn and the balance is comprised of rye or wheat and malted barley. Bourbon can also only come from Kentucky. Like Tequila can only come from Jalisco and Champagne from the Champagne region of France.
Liz @ Books n' Cooks
Friday 8th of February 2019
I've had the winter sniffles lately - between that and the cold weather we're expecting, I very well may make this hot toddy this weekend!