Hot Toddys to take the chill out

The frigid winter is upon us—by “frigid” we mean 50 degree Florida winters—and one of the best cures for winter blues (and winter colds) is to mix up a Hot Toddy.

Traditionally, toddies were made by mixing whiskey, boiled water and sugar or honey. Now they have transformed to basically be any sort of warm alcoholic beverage you can imagine. Even though National Hot Toddy Day already passed, we’re still kind of obsessed with them around here. Try it classic, spiced or cinnamon roll flavored, and warm up while you’re at it.


The Classic Hot Toddy

1½ oz Brandy, whiskey or rum

1 tbsp Honey

½ oz Lemon juice

1 c Hot water

Lemon wedge, cinnamon stick and star anise, for garnish (optional)

Combine the first four ingredients into the bottom of a warmed mug. If desired, garnish with the lemon, cinnamon stick or star anise.  Recipe from The Wine Enthusiast


Spiced Hot Toddy

2 oz Fireball whisky

1½ tsp Honey

½ Lemon

Earl Grey tea

5-6 oz Boiling water

In an empty teacup, add honey, a hearty squeeze of the lemon half and the tea bag. Add hot water and stir. Let the tea bag steep for a bit, then discard, add Fireball and enjoy!


This next one is pretty different from the toddy recipes we’re familiar with. But, it’s delicious. The combination of warm chocolate, gooey melted marshmallows and the irresistible Cinnabon cinnamon roll flavor is unforgettable.

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Toddy

1½ oz Pinnacle Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll vodka

Prepared hot chocolate

Mini marshmallows, chocolate syrup and ground cinnamon for garnish

Whip up a mugful of your favorite hot chocolate (better if it’s made with milk instead of water) and stir in Pinnacle Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll vodka. Top with marshmallows and drizzled chocolate syrup. Finish it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

2 thoughts on “Hot Toddys to take the chill out

    • meghangabc says:

      Hello! Vikingfjord Vodka is no longer in our stores, but you can special order it! Just talk to one of our team members at your local ABC and they’ll be happy to help. Thank you!

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